Greta Garbo’s East Side co-op hits the market

Greta Garbo and her apartment (credit: Wiki Commons and Halstead)
Greta Garbo and her apartment (credit: Wiki Commons and Halstead)

The seven-room East Side co-op where legendary actress Greta Garbo hid away from her adorning fans and the media has hit the market.

The reclusive actress lived at the Campanile, at 450 East 52nd Street, from 1954 until her death in 1990, according to the New York Times. The 2,855-square-foot apartment encompass the full fifth floor of the building and includes three bedrooms, three full baths, a home office, a laundry room and an abundance of storage space.

“It’s very reminiscent of where she grew up in Stockholm — close to the water and with lots of sunlight,” Garbo’s great-nephew Derek Reisfield, a business strategist who was a founder of MarketWatch, a financial information website, told the Times. “She liked seeing the boat traffic.”

Derek’s mother, Gray Reisfield was the sole heir to the Garbo estate and left the home largely unchanged after Garbo’s death. Garbo’s en-suite bedroom, for example, is virtually untouched, and remains covered in her favorite Fortuny salmon-hued silk fabric.

The apartment is asking $5.95 million, and is listed with William A. Kerr II, William A. Kerr III, and Brian Lewis of Halstead Property. Buyers are being asked to pay in cash.


  • This is beautiful and seems actually like a good price!! May have clients interested and will reach out to list broker. Thank you!

    Alexis Eldorrado
    Eldorrado Chicago Real Estate

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