1 East 62nd Street, PH, Manhattan, NY 10065

1 E 62nd St, PH


One of New York's most legendary apartments, this coveted Penthouse is changing ownership for the first time in 25 years.

This pre-war, 11-room condominium Penthouse on 62nd Street is just off Fifth Avenue. This property, which has meticulously restored architectural details, ornate décor and double-height entertaining rooms, was home to the late entertainment legend, Joan Rivers. The triplex residence is in a fully staffed limestone mansion, originally built at the turn of the century as one of the opulent mansions of the Gilded Age. One enters from a residence exclusive elevator landing, which opens into one of the grandest rooms in Manhattan. The home's centerpiece is a ballroom and adjoining music room with 23' ceilings, gilded antique boisserie paneling and columns and two fireplaces -capacious spaces that allow for entertaining on a grand scale. Adjacent to the music room is a dining room that allows for more intimate gatherings -- its three French doors opening to the south-facing terrace, allowing for al fresco dining. The beautifully appointed wood-paneled library has a fireplace and faces south and west with views of Central Park and the Manhattan Skyline.

The second floor, with a mezzanine that overlooks the music room and ballroom, leads to the master suite, which has French doors opening to its own south-facing terrace with views of Central Park. Staff quarters can be accessed from this floor, which has a separate staircase leading to the kitchen.

A separate but contiguous two-bedroom, two-bath guest quarters  has its own large living room with a fireplace and an eat-in kitchen.

1 East 62nd Street-Background
•       Built:  1903
•       42’-wide, 7-story limestone mansion
•       Original owners:  Gilded Age millionaires, Alice and John S. Drexel
•       Architect:  Horace Trumbauer – prominent Gilded Age architect

1 East 62nd Street Penthouse Residence – Property Details
•       Triplex Condominium Apartment
•       Interior space:  approximately 5,100 sq. ft.
•       Outdoor space:  two terraces – approximately 430 sq. ft.
•       Elevator entrance into exclusive landing
•       11 rooms
•       Ballroom and music room feature 23’ ceilings, double-height windows and two of the apartments five wood burning fireplaces
•       Library with Central Park and skyline view
•       Dining Room with Central Park and skyline view
•       2 Kitchens
•       4 bedrooms
•       4.5 baths
•       5 fireplaces

Listing Courtesy of Corcoran



5,100 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

Leighton Candler

Leighton Candler

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms4
  • Total bathrooms4.5
  • full bathrooms4
  • half bathroom1

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area5,100 Sq.Ft.
  • TypeCondo
  • YEAR BUILT1890


  • Sales Price$24,000,000

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