The Great Greta Garbo’s Former Manhattan Home of 40 Years Seeks $7.25M
The Midtown East apartment that Old Hollywood great Greta Garbo called home for 40 years has returned to the market. Last listed back in 2017 for $5.95 million and sold that same year for $8.5 million, the iconic actress’s longtime haven, which spans a full floor of the Campanile building at 450 East 52nd Street, now seeks $7.25 million.
It was Garbo’s family, meticulously maintaining the apartment after Garbo passed in 1990, who sold the home five years ago to today’s sellers. The current owners count themselves as big fans, according to a representative from The Corcoran Group, and left the space largely unaltered in order to preserve a sense of presence. In comparing the listing from 2017 and that of this year, you can see that the vast living room boasts the same carpeting and rich green-violet color scheme. The bedrooms also drip with decadent texture and color much in the way that Garbo’s once did—the Fortuni silk wallcovering adorning the primary bedroom was Garbo’s favorite.
An update, it seems, came in the kitchen. Where once stood light wood paneling, there is now a bright white interior with wood block countertops and a center island. In total, the apartment has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
One thing that will never change is the peaceful location, which Swedish-born Garbo particularly adored. Seeing boats pass along the East River made her think of Stockholm.
Will Kerr and Woody Kerr of Corcoran hold the Upper West Side listing.