Yes, for the first time in 64 years, Greta Garbo‘s Upper East Side apartment is on the market. (FYI, Garbo, was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 20s & 30s.) Her family has decided to sell the place and due to the building’s ultra-exclusive nature, interested buyers must pay cash. No loans are allowed at The Campanile, the very high-end (and very exclusive) co-op building.
It has been home to other famous resident over the years, like actor Rex Harrison and heirs to the Heinz and Rothschild fortunes. But its most famous resident was surely screen-icon Garbo, who bought the fifth-floor residence in 1953, and lived there until her death in 1990 at 84.
The apartment itself is a 2,855-square-foot three-bedroom, with three bathrooms, a home office, and stunning views of the East River. Her great-nephew, MarketWatch founder Derek Reisfield, told the Times. He and his siblings are selling the place after inheriting it from their parents,
“It’s very reminiscent of where she grew up in Stockholm—close to the water and with lots of sunlight. She decorated her home in a way that was very comfortable.””
The pink-and-green color scheme and furnishings that she chose for the space is largely intact, and many of her personal decorating touches, like the peach Fortuny silk living the bedroom walls, are still there.
Garbo earned a reputation for “wanting be alone” (something she reportedly never said in real-life) but she WAS actually something of a recluse. And she did live in one of the city’s most private buildings, as the Campanile has just 16 apartments.
“She loved New York and found she could go out with relative anonymity.”
Want to be alone in Garbo’s apartment? It could be yours for just $6 million. Cash.