After listing in late January for $7.5 million, Joan Didion’s former Upper East Side address still hasn’t found a buyer — and has taken a seven-digit knockdown as a result.
The East 71st Street 4.5-bathroom is now asking for $6.5 million.
The beloved and enormously influential “Goodbye to All That” writer died inside the four-bedroom co-op in December of 2021 following complications from Parkinson’s disease.
She was 87 and predeceased by her daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne, who passed in 2005 at age 39, as well as her husband, John Gregory Dunne, who died of a heart attack in December 2003, at 71.
Dunne, a writer, also passed away in the unit — an account of which opens Didion’s 2004 memoir on grief, “The Year of Magical Thinking.”
Didion and Dunne purchased the 11-room abode together in 1988, and it became their primary residence.
During her lifetime, Didion was active on the building’s co-op board.
Just over a block from Central Park, the spacious pre-war domicile boasts a large, split-level living room and library with a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone floors, pale blue bookshelves and matching moldings.
There’s an eat-in kitchen with chef’s grade appliances — Didion was a frequent cook — plus a wet bar, beamed ceilings, oversize windows and wide hallways throughout.
It is accessed via a “semi-private elevator landing” and also features a staff room with an ensuite bath, laundry room and pantry.
Amenities at the prestigious limestone building, constructed in 1928, include a 24-hour doorman, hall attendants, a resident manager, fitness center and bike storage.
The listing is held by Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty.
When the unit first hit the market this past winter, it was on the heels of an estate auction of Didion’s old belongings, which saw a dictionary sell for $11,000 and a pair of the novelist’s Céline sunglasses command $27,000, The Post previously reported.