Visit Greta Garbo’s Manhattan Apartment – You Can Still See Echoes of the Movie Star’s Interior Design

Greta Garbo’s apartment on the edge of the East River is currently on the market for $ 7.25 million.

Located in the famous Campanile building on the east side of Manhattan, this property boasts pink Fortuny silk walls, a living room with wood paneling and ornate French doors leading to a private balcony. With these features and its prestigious postcode combined, this apartment is one of the most exciting homes on the market at the moment – and one of the world’s best homes.

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Swedish-born Greta Garbo began her career in silent film before becoming one of MGM’s highest-earning box office stars. She is best known for her role in George Cukor’s 1936 film Camille. She also starred Ninotchka and Queen Christina before receiving an honorary Oscar in 1954.

Greta Garbo's apartment in New York

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Greta retired from Hollywood at the age of 35 and led a private life in New York. Much of her retirement was spent in this apartment, which still holds remnants of her decorating ideas to this day. Here we visit the iconic property.

Greta Garbo's apartment in New York

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Perhaps the most striking of the rooms is the wood-paneled living area, which was reportedly Greta’s favorite room. Next to the unique wooden walls, the room has a gas fireplace, reading nooks and French doors overlooking the water.

Despite its traditional aesthetics, the home exhibits a wealth of contemporary features – primarily seen through its modern kitchen ideas. The white tiled room includes a five-burner stove and a custom maple-top island in the center of the room. This leads to a dining room that also overlooks the river.

Greta Garbo's apartment in New York

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For Greta Garbo-approved bedroom ideas, the primary suite is the best place to start. The room has Greta’s beloved Fortuny silk walls and rose headboard, while the second bedroom includes a V’Soske rug with pink and green accents designed by the actress.

A third bedroom currently stands as the home office – complete with private en-suite that follows the home’s classic design.

Greta Garbo's apartment in New York

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In addition to the silk and wood walls of this unit, the wider Campanile building is just as striking. Other celebrities who have called the exclusive landmark their home include actor Rex Harrison, Ethel Barrymore and members of billionaire Rothschild and the Heinz families.

Greta Garbo's apartment in New York

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Brian K. Lewis of Compass, New York currently holds the listing. Photos kindly lent by TopTenRealEstateDeals (opens in new tab).

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