Joan Didion’s Upper East Side apartment has officially been spoken for — and now, it’s poised to move onto its next chapter. 

After the four-bedroom residence hit the market for $7.5 million in January 2023, about a year after the 87-year-old “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” author passed away in the unit in December 2021, the unit has sold for $5.4 million, The Post has learned. 

The residence had received some price cuts for it to sell. Last May, it received a seven-digit reduction to $6.5 million, a figure subsequently reduced to $5.75 million. Early this year, in January, it entered contract.  

The late Joan Didion photographed in the apartment. Corbis via Getty Images

No information was immediately available regarding the buyer. 

Didion purchased the 11-room 30 E. 71st Street abode in 1988 with her late husband, John Gregory Dunne, who died of a heart attack in the apartment in December 2003 at the age of 71. 

The kitchen and adjacent dining area. Evan Joseph
The unit measures in at more than 3,600 square feet. Real Estate Production Network for Sotheby’s International Realty
The building’s exterior. Stefano Giovannini for NY Post
One of four bedrooms. Evan Joseph
The apartment initially listed for $7.5 million. Evan Joseph

The unit was the couple’s primary residence.

During her more than three decades in the co-op, Didion was an active member of its board. 

Located about a block from Central Park, the 3,600-plus-square-foot, prewar residence features a generous split-level living room featuring a library with robin’s egg blue bookshelves, matching moldings, a woodburning fireplace and herringbone floors. 

There’s a wet bar, beamed ceilings, oversize windows and wide hallways throughout, as well as an eat-in kitchen with chef’s grade appliances (Didion long held a passion for cooking.) 

The unit is accessed via a “semi-private elevator landing” and also has a staff room with an ensuite bath, a laundry room and a pantry, The Post previously reported

The 96-year-old corner building also has a variety of shared amenities including a 24-hour doorman, hall attendants, a resident manager, a fitness center and bike storage. 

Jennifer Stillman, Erik Ternon, Noble Black and Marion Magnuson, all of Douglas Elliman, held the listing. 

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