The former Los Angeles home of one of old Hollywood’s brightest stars has just hit the market.
Greta Garbo’s custom estate in the hills of Beverly Crest, which she once shared with then-boyfriend Leopold Stokowski, is now on the market asking $12,000,000.
The news comes one month after the starlet’s longtime home — a luxurious fifth-floor condo overlooking the East River in Manhattan — was also listed for sale.
Custom built for the silver screen legend back in 1937, the trophy property sits high atop a hillside with stunning views spanning from downtown L.A. to the ocean.
Sporting a distinct adobe-style design with flowing, curved lines, and a stucco facade, the home was completely reimagined in 2006 by designer / TV host Nicole Sassman.
The silver screen star, best known for her performances in timeless movies like Ninotchka, Anna Christie, and Mata Hari, was notoriously private.
So much so that the architect’s guiding principle when envisioning her Beverly Crest abode was to fulfill Garbo’s most famous wish: “I just want to be left alone.”
He incorporated towering exterior walls in the design and small windows, sacrificing the hilltop lot’s beautiful views in exchange for the elusive starlet’s much-desired privacy.
But the property has since seen significant changes.
Sassman’s renovation project saw the former Greta Garbo estate double in size (it was initially a 2,000-square-foot home, now boasting 4,675 sq. ft. of living space)
It also turned the boxed-in abode into an open space masterpiece.
With a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, the glam estate with a 90210 zip code spans 4,675 square feet.
The rooms are grand in scale, with the living areas open and flowing, creating harmony with the home’s abundant outdoor spaces.
Heading outside, the home’s spectacular pool and outdoors take full advantage of the location and open up to 180-degree views that span from downtown L.A. to the ocean.
The former Greta Garbo estate sits in the coveted Beverly Crest neighborhood in the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Westside area of L.A.
Once dubbed “the balcony” of Beverly Hills, Beverly Crest boasts the ever-desirable 90210 zip code, even though it is actually part of the city of Los Angeles.
With a $12 million price tag, Greta Garbo’s house is listed with Mark Mintz of Compass.
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Photo credit: Charmaine David Photography, Mark Mintz, courtesy of Compass