Joan Rivers’ Neighbor Lists Her ‘Shabby’ Apartment for $6M
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Joan Rivers’ Neighbor Lists Her ‘Shabby’ Apartment for $6M

March 26, 2015

Here’s a chance to own a different kind of piece of history. This one-bedroom condo at The Spencer was the subject of a contentious five-year legal battle between the owner, the condo board, and the estate of Joan Rivers, and was actually referred to as the shabbiest apartment in the entire building. Now owner Elizabeth Hazan has listed the unit, asking $6 million, a far cry from the $28 million Rivers’ estate is requesting for her former penthouse.

If you’d rather a more classic form of history, the living room of this apartment was once the library of the 42-foot wide limestone Spencer mansion. It features 18-foot ceilings, grand picture windows, and a remote-activated gas fireplace. The unit has also been featured in Architectural Digest.

1 East 62nd Street, The Spencer Condominium, Joan Rivers condo dispute, Elizabeth Hazan,

The Spencer was built in 1903 for John R. Drexel and his socialite wife Alice Troth Drexel, and designed by classical revivalist architect Horace Trumbauer. It was converted into apartments in the 1930s, and even housed such notable artists as Ernest Hemingway.

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Although dubbed subpar by other residents of The Spencer, we certainly wouldn’t turn down the chance to live here.

[1 East 62nd Street, #1A By Joe Peraino of Douglas Elliman]

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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman


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