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Very Vogue: Greta Garbo’s Longtime Apartment in New York Lists for $7.25 Million

Greta Garbo, the stunning Swedish-born actress who graced the big screen in the 1920s and 1930s, was once one of the biggest names in Hollywood. 

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The celebrated actress starred in over 28 films such as A Woman of Affairs, The Mysterious Lady and Mata Hari before retiring from acting at the age of 35.

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And although she was one of the most glamorous actresses of her time, Garbo never married, had no children, and lived alone as an adult.

The deeply private starlet spent most  of her adult life — nearly 40 years — living in her Midtown East home in Manhattan.

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“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference,” Garbo once said.

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As it turns out, living alone was a treat thanks to her stylish condo, located in The Campanile building at 450 East 52nd Street in Manhattan.

In 1953, the Hollywood legend purchased Suite Number 5 in the high-end co-op building. And it became such a big part of her life that she never sold it.

She was drawn to the condo set directly above the East River partly because the passing boats reminded her of her beloved native Stockholm.

The gorgeous fifth-floor unit in The Campanile has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and oozes grace and elegance much like its famous former owner.

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After her death in 1990 at the age of 84, the iconic actress left her entire estate — including her beloved NYC apartment — to her niece, Gray Reisfeld.

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When Reisfeld too passed away in 2017, the swanky suite sold, after spending more than half a century  as part of Garbo’s estate.

Now, the former New York City home of one of old Hollywood’s brightest stars has just hit the market.

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Garbo’s former luxurious fifth-floor condo that is situated directly above  the East River is currently listed for $7.25 million. 

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