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Location: New York, N.Y.
The Skinny: Just a door down from Fifth Avenue and Central Park, this 5,200-square-foot penthouse sits atop a 42-foot-wide Horace Trumbauer-designed mansion that was converted into condominiums. This one, the largest of the building's units, belongs to TV personality Joan Rivers and boasts over-the-top pre-war detailing, 23-foot ceilings, ornate marble mantels, and parquet floors. That sort of luxury—combined with massive space—comes with a high price tag on Manhattan's ritzy Upper East Side, but all things considered, the $29.5M price tag is surprisingly high. In part that's because the building enjoys a level of service usually reserved for much larger luxury apartment houses, including a doorman and elevator operator. Of course, those services don't come for free either, as monthly maintenance and taxes top $20K per month.
· 1 East 62nd Street [Elliman]
· Joan Rivers' Opulent NYC Penthouse Lists at $29.5 Million [AOL Real Estate]