Located in the iconic Campanile building on Manhattan’s East Side, this estate features Fortuny pink silk walls, a wood-paneled living room, and ornate French doors that lead onto a private balcony. With the combination of these features and a prestigious zip code, this apartment is one of the most exciting properties on the market today – and one of the best homes in the world.
Swedish-born Greta Garbo began her career in silent films before becoming one of MGM’s highest-grossing box office stars. She is best known for her role in the 1936 George Cukor film Camille. She also starred in Ninochka And the Queen Christina before receiving an Honorary Academy Award in 1954.
Greta retired from Hollywood at the age of 35 and led a private life in New York. She spent much of her retirement in this apartment that still contains remnants of her decorating ideas to this day. Here, we tour the famous property.
Perhaps the most striking room is the wood-panelled living area which was said to be Greta’s favorite space. Besides the unique wooden walls, the room has a gas fireplace, reading nooks, and French doors overlooking the water.
Despite its traditional aesthetics, the home showcases a host of contemporary features – mainly seen through modern kitchen ideas. The white-tiled space includes a five-burner stove and a custom maple island in the center of the space. This leads to a dining room that similarly enjoys views of the river.
For Greta Garbo-approved bedroom ideas, a base suite is the best place to start. The room features pink-grained Fortuny silk walls and a Greta headboard, while the second bedroom features a pink-and-green V’Soske rug designed by the actress.
The third bedroom now stands as a home office – complete with a private en suite bathroom that follows the classic design of the house.
Beyond the silk and wood walls of this unit, the wider Campanile building is equally astonishing. Other celebrities who have called the exclusive landmark their home include actors Rex Harrison and Ethel Barrymore and members of the Rothschilds and Heinz billionaire families.
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