Legendary actress Greta Garbo may have died in 1990, but the agents looking to sell her Upper East Side apartment are betting that her star power lives on.
In a promotional video, they tout the cinematic allure of Garbo’s former co-op, where she lived from 1953 until her death at age 84. The fifth-floor apartment, located at the Campanile at 450 East 52nd Street, is asking $5.95 million. Since Garbo’s death, her niece, Gray Reisfield, and her husband, lived in the apartment for years.
Despite renovations in the 1990s, some of Garbo’s furnishings remain, including woodwork from a built-in armoire in the bedroom and a rug designed by the actress, family members told the Wall Street Journal. They are selling now for estate-tax purposes, they said. Halstead Property’s Woody Kerr, Will Kerr and Brian Lewis have the listing.
In the promotional video, a man says: “Each room is its own scene in a film. Whether it is the sunrise or the sunset, it is always cinematic.”
The co-op has three bedrooms, a 34-foot living room and 11 windows facing the East River. Maintenance is just over $9,000 a month, and the co-op requires cash purchases.
Woody Kerr insisted that Garbo’s “legendary” name has generated immediate interest in the co-op, which the brokers have shown 20 times since it hit the market Tuesday. [WSJ] — E.B. Solomont