The duplex penthouse at 1 East 62nd Street, a French neo-Classical acid trip just listed for $25 million, was, the Times' Josh Barbanel reported over the weekend, restored by "museum-trained artisans" who "stripped away layers of paint and grime from the elaborate paneling, recreated gilded molding and painted the ballroom ceiling pale blue with white clouds." But seeing as how the 5,200-square-foot apartment's owner is none other than Joan Rivers (also the condo board president!), its face-lift is relatively minor by comparison.
· Listing: Penthouse Perfection [Sotheby's]
· Joan Rivers Folds Tent [NYT]