Greata Garbo’s apartment still has some of her furnishings and personal touches.
Regarded as one of the great actresses of all time, Swedish-born Greta Garbo got her start in silent films and went on to become one of MGM’s highest-grossing box office stars. She was known for her melancholic, somber persona and famous for tragic characters and understated performances, such as her portrayal of a consumptive courtesan in 1936’s Camille, often regarded as her best work. She was nominated for three Academy Awards and received an honorary Academy Award in 1954. Never a fan of the Hollywood lifestyle, Garbo retired at the age of 35, refusing all opportunities to return to the screen. She led a private life, shunned publicity, and amassed an art collection auctioned for millions when she died. Known for walking the streets of New York in a trench coat and sunglasses, she inspired the sport of “Garbo Watching” for celebrity photographers and curious admirers.
Garbo’s Manhattan apartment, where the enigmatic actress spent her long retirement, is now on the market for $7.25 million. Last sold for $8.5 million in 2017 after a fierce bidding war, the home retains many of Garbo’s furnishings and personal touches. The three-bedroom, three-bath apartment boasts large picture windows with spectacular views of the East River, which reminded Garbo of her native Stockholm.
The unit is located in the legendary Campanile building, famous for the superior, white-glove level of service and discretion it offers to its VIP residents. Other celebrities who have called the exclusive building home include Ethel Barrymore, Rex Harrison and members of the billionaire Rothschild and Heinz families. Directly beside the East River, the building is walking distance from the River Club of New York and the Sutton East Tennis Club as well as the ferry to Roosevelt Island. Centrally located, it is easily accessible to everything Manhattan has to offer.
The listing is held by Brian K. Lewis of Compass, New York, NY.
“The American Diplomat’s Russian Hill Mansion”
George Shultz, who died last year at the age of 100, was a titan of American academia, business, and politics. A graduate of Princeton and MIT, he served as the president of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business before accepting Richard Nixon’s appointment as United States Secretary of Labor. He left the Nixon Administration to become CEO of engineering firm Bechtel, then returned to politics as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.
Together with his wife, San Francisco Chief of Protocol Charlotte Shultz, the statesman owned two stunning San Francisco penthouses in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood. Charlotte combined the north penthouse with the south penthouse to create room for entertaining and for guests, including world leaders and high profile socialites. Now offered for sale, the north penthouse has been listed for $17 million and the south penthouse for $12 million. Designed by the famed developer, Joseph Eichler, The Summit is one of the few high-rise buildings on the northern end of San Francisco.
Russian Hill is an upscale neighborhood, best known for “the crookedest street in the world.” The one-way Lombard Street which has eight sharp turns intended to reduce the hill’s steep grade, which was almost impossible for vehicles to climb when the neighborhood was founded in 1922. The exhilarating car chase scene in the 1968 blockbuster-film Bullitt took advantage of the neighborhood’s iconic steep streets.
The listing is held by Jackson Fuller of Jackson Fuller Real Estate in San Francisco.