Joan Rivers’ abandoned ‘Beverly Hills’ mansion lists for $2.3M — in Pennsylvania

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An abandoned Pennsylvania mansion that had been custom-built for Joan Rivers and her husband, Edgar Rosenberg, in the 1970s is back on the market for $2.3 million. 

Initially built by longtime local developer Thomas Pileggi over the course of 10 years, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was designed with all the Hollywood-style amenities in mind — and with Rivers envisioning a slice of Beverly Hills in the suburban area of Warminster. 

But tragically, before Rivers could move in, her husband died of suicide in 1987. 

“I built it for her husband and her, but before it was completed, [Rosenberg] passed on,” Pileggi told the Philly Inquirer when it first hit the market. 

Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, had been attending the University of Pennsylvania at the time.

Joan Rivers poses with her husband Edgar and daughter Melissa at the "Joan Rivers Celebrity Tennis-Auction Classic".
Joan Rivers poses with her husband Edgar and daughter Melissa at the “Joan Rivers Celebrity Tennis-Auction Classic.”
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The home is made up of seven bedrooms and 8 bathroom.s
The home is made up of seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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The property spans 12, 586 square-feet.
The property spans 12,586 square feet.
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The expansive indoor pool.
The expansive indoor pool.
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A living area.
A living area.
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The grand staircase.
The grand staircase.
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A built-in bar.
A built-in bar.
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The home was also set to have a film studio built due to its proximity to Philly, Atlantic City and New York, which made it an “ideal location” for productions.

Following a tumultuous battle with the county over the development, and her husband’s sudden passing, Rivers was obligated to leave behind the property and her dreams of the perfect home. 

The home comes at a discounted price of about $2 million due to its uninhabited state, real estate agent Lu Roziner told The Post. But because the property sits on a massive 10 acres of land and is made up of over 12,500 square feet of living space, Roziner says it’s still a huge bargain.

Comedian Joan Rivers and husband Edgar Rosenberg pose for a portrait in 1987 in Los Angeles, California.
Comedian Joan Rivers and husband Edgar Rosenberg pose for a portrait in 1987 in Los Angeles.
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Trees have swallowed the property.
Trees have swallowed the property.
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An attached property as part of the entire structure.
An attached property as part of the entire structure.
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One of several living spaces.
One of several living spaces.
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The dining room.
The dining room.
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A hallway.
A hallway.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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The home is situated on over 10 acres of land.
The home is situated on over 10 acres of land.
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According to the listing, “the estate is in need of renovations and the price reflects the condition of the property,” adding that “the property sold as-is.”

And while most of the furniture, antiques and art all appear to be untouched, one unique feature of the home stands out — the expansive indoor pool. 

Meanwhile, the entire property is surrounded by mature trees, greenery and a private pond. 

Another formal living area.
Another formal living area.
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Gold-printed wallpaper is seen in one of the living rooms.
Gold-printed wallpaper is seen in one of the living rooms.
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The circular hallway.
The circular hallway.
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The breakfast area with a fireplace.
The breakfast area with a fireplace.
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The informal living space.
The informal living space.
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A view of the endless greenery through a window.
A view of the endless greenery through a window.
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Indoor features include an expansive master suite which has his-and-her bathrooms, a sauna and a steam room. 

Last month, Rivers’ longtime and extravagant New York City penthouse went on the market for a whopping $38 million.

The Brooklyn native, and late comedian, actress, fashionista and QVC extraordinaire died in 2014 at the age of 81.

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