Take A Tour Of The $7.25 Million NYC Stunner Greta Garbo Once Owned

Greta Garbo was well known for her roles in several silent films and talkies such as "A Woman of Affairs" and "Grand Hotel", as per IMDb. The Swedish-born actress relocated from Stockholm to Hollywood in 1925 when she and a Swedish director were offered contracts by MGM. This changed the trajectory of Garbo's career, allowing her to star in a few of the greatest movies of her time. After appearing in more films, Garbo collected three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She won none but received an honorary Oscar later in 1954 for her performances.

In the late '30s and early '40s, Garbo starred in two films that failed at the box office. The movies put a damper on her career and left the actress shaken. After nearly 20 years in film, Garbo retired and moved to New York City for the rest of her life. The apartment she bought when she moved to the city was a floor-through co-op located on the fifth floor at 450 E. 52nd St. Here, she lived for 40 years until her death. Even though the iconic actress has been gone from the residence for more than three decades, it still shows many of her design choices such as pink silk wallpaper and a rug that she designed herself with V'Soske, according to theĀ New York Post. Today, the NYC apartment is on sale for a whopping $7.25 million and ready for a buyer who will likely pay well over the asking price.

Unbeatable views of the East River

The NYC apartment that belonged to Greta Garbo in the later part of the 20th century is in the Campanile building in Sutton Place looking over the East River. The pre-war building was built in 1927 and contains 16 floor-through apartments, as told by StreetEasy. Other famous names who have previously lived in the building include Rex Harrison, H.J. Heinz, and Ethel Barrymore. Celebrities such as these must find the building comfortable as it provides a live-in super, an elevator operator, and a doorperson.

The residence has stunning views of the East River. As shown on the Zillow listing, the river can be seen from the north, east, and south-most parts of the home through large windows or the east-facing balcony off the living room. From the fifth-floor vantage point, guests and tenants also have views of the city skyline across the river and the beautiful Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.

The gorgeous master bedroom with Greta Garbo designs

Greta Garbo's NYC apartment features three bedrooms and a home office which could be converted into a bedroom if needed. Each of the bedrooms, not including the office, has its own ensuite bathroom, lots of closet space, and direct views of the East River, as shown by Zillow. The two guest bedrooms are quite small, which isn't unusual for an apartment of its age. The larger of the two is outfitted with two twin beds, perfect for younger guests, and the other functions as a study using a couple of chairs and a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.

The primary bedroom boasts 248 square feet and includes some of the best of Garbo's touches. Pink Fortuny silk, as described by the New York Post, lines the walls and wraps around the headboard. The material is said to be the Hollywood star's favorite and can also be found in other parts of the home. The bedroom also contains antique furniture that is reminiscent of the mid-1900s and gorgeous wood paneling. Though it's not any larger than the others, the ensuite bathroom in the primary bedroom is beautifully decked out in pink wallpaper and three crystal chandeliers.

An chic updated kitchen

Greta Garbo's former home accommodates three other rooms including the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen is the only updated room in the apartment. Today, it features a Miele side-by-side refrigerator and a Thermador stove, according to Zillow. It also highlights a massive kitchen island, an antique chandelier, and maple wood countertops. Neighboring the kitchen is the formal dining room. In the listing photos, it is furnished with a four-seat table, a console table with incredible detail work, and a matching rug. Guests will also notice a tall wine cabinet built into one wall and the three large windows that overlook the river to the north.

On the opposite side of the home is where the living room is located. Taking up the entire southside of the apartment, the space is enormous. It has a gas fireplace, several large windows, three sets of glass French doors, and incredible wood paneling on all four walls. It's a wonderful place to watch boats pass by on the river or read a good book by the fire.