Greta Garbo was a true enigma—a woman beloved, talented, beautiful, entirely mystical and entrancing. She kept her private life just that, which only added to her mystery.
The Swedish actress, known for her roles in 1932’s Grand Hotel and 1935’s Anna Karenina, bought a suite at the New York City co-op apartment building The Campanile in 1950, retiring to a secluded and quiet life there until she died in 1990. The property, which overlooks the East River, stayed in the Garbo family until recently; it is now being sold for just under $6 million.
Spanning 2,855 square-feet, the apartment still features some of Garbo’s own design and decor touches, including the headboard in the master bedroom and the Fortuny silk on the walls. Garbo’s space takes over the entire fifth floor of the building, which was built in 1927 and has only 16 units.
Even for those not looking to buy, the apartment is a piece of both interior design and cinematic history.
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