But apparently, the buyer didn't care about the disgusting history ... and will now enjoy the rooftop terrace, sweeping city views, 2 fireplaces, gold tiled master bathroom, steam shower, and a second "party" kitchen devoted solely to soirees for all its yuppie, economy-proof, guests.
Star Jones just raked in a $500k profit by selling her NYC penthouse ... the same penthouse she once described as a moldy, leaky, dangerous disaster area.
Jones bought the 3-bedroom, three-story, 1,936-square-foot pad back in 2001 for $980,000 ... back when she was still cashing checks from "The View."
But after 11 years, one divorce, a lap-band surgery and a feud with Barbara Walters ... Jones managed to sell the swanky digs for a colossal $1.55 million ... which for all you math nerds, is a cool $570k in profit.
Now, here's the rub -- Jones HATED the place ... and even sued the building for $700,000 back in 2008 ... claiming the place had water problems that led to mold that led to a disgruntled TV star.
Jones eventually settled the lawsuit with the building ... and we're guessing the water problem was eventually taken care of.
So, we gotta ask ...