Stepping into screen legend Greta Garbo’s former New York City home, is like taking a step back in time. The perfectly preserved floor-through apartment overlooking the East River is in one of the neighborhood’s most historic buildings, the Camponile, and is covered in knotty pine that realtor Brian Lewis notes, reminded her of her native Sweden.
“She was an artist,” Lewis says, pointing out that the actress’s sprawling living room, which offers panoramic views and plenty of light, is expertly decorated despite its potentially awkward scale. It even features a “secret bar” that’s been in place since Garbo’s residency.
The three-bedroom, three-bath home is currently listed with Halstead for $5.95 million.
To see the full tour of Greta Garbo’s former New York City home and many more celebrity retreats, tune in to Open House Sundays at 8:30am on NBC.