A Beverly Hills residence that was constructed within the Thirties for Greta Garbo and her music-director boyfriend, Leopold Stokowski, has gone available on the market at $12 million.
Widely known as considered one of Hollywood’s all-time finest actresses, Swedish-born Garbo was a world star and MGM’s high field workplace star from the times of silent motion pictures till her retirement in 1941.
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With 28 motion pictures together with classics resembling Anna Christie, Camille, and Anna Karenina, Garbo was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and acquired an honorary Academy Award in 1954.
She was not a fan of the Hollywood way of life and lived largely in New York the place she led a personal life and shunned any publicity, together with participation in any Oscar occasions – even when she was nominated.
“Garbo Watching” was a preferred New York exercise for movie star photographers and her followers. She died in New York Metropolis in 1990.
Maybe not as well-known immediately as Garbo, Leopold Stokowski was one of many nation’s premier music conductors with the Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Houston, and NBC orchestras.
He partnered with Walt Disney when he directed the music for Fantasia and in a well-known Mickey Mouse cartoon the place Mickey congratulates Stowkowski for his conducting expertise.
Stokowski was one of many world’s busiest performers from the early 1900s till his demise in 1977 as an orchestra conductor, music recorder and arranger. Along with his friendship with Garbo, Leopold was married to Gloria Vanderbilt from 1945 to 1955.
Similar to Garbo, her former Beverly Hills house is secluded. In-built 1937, the house has been considerably modified and enlarged over time.
Surrounded by lush landscaping excessive atop a hillside with panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to Downtown LA, the six-bedroom, six-bath residence was restored in 2006 by Nicole Sassaman.
Options embrace an open ground plan, 4,675 sq. toes, partitions of glass, massive rooms, two fireplaces, gleaming wooden floors, and an eat-in kitchen.
Exterior is an infinity-edged pool and spa and balconies that appear suspended over the hills and timber and share the house’s postcard views. It’s positioned in Beverly Hills unique “Crest Streets” simply north of Sundown Boulevard.
The house’s present proprietor is a Russian movie producer. The house is listed with Mark Mintz from Compass.
Greta’s longtime Manhattan condo can be at present on the market at $7.25 million.