450 E 52nd Street Unit: 5$5,650,000Sold



Hollywood legend, classic beauty, mysterious, iconic. This was her home for 40 years, a refuge with the grace and elegance one would naturally associate with the iconic Greta Garbo. She was drawn to this three bedroom, three bath aerie directly above the East River partly because the passing boats reminded her of her beloved, native Stockholm.

This stunning floor-through residence, which has been meticulously maintained and boasts a newly renovated kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, and HVAC system, features a private elevator lobby opening into an expansive formal central gallery. A grand, L-shaped living room, with den area and a working gas fireplace, is cast in exquisite, timeless wood paneling. Large picture windows frame the cityscape of bridges and buildings to the south and east, majestic river views, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. French doors at the far end open to river breezes and an inviting balcony.

At the opposite end of the floor-through residence is the formal dining room with Scandinavian ethos and flair, off of which is a large kitchen with new Miele side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, Thermador 5-burner (with griddle) and oven. A custom maple-top center island and countertops are surrounded by generous storage and workspace throughout. There are a separate laundry and utility room.

The walls of the spacious, river-view primary bedroom are adorned in Garbo's favorite rose-hued Fortuni silk, as is the headboard. The second bedroom features stunning eastern views across the East River and an en-suite bath. A thoughtfully updated study, also with en-suite bath, can also be used as a third bedroom.

Behind pocket doors off of the center gallery is a nicely proportioned home office hideaway. A large storage room in the basement conveys with this home.

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Brian K.  Lewis

Brian K. Lewis

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms3
  • Total bathrooms3
  • full bathrooms3
  • Laundry room Common Area
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Fireplace Other
  • APPLIANCES Double Oven, Dishwasher, Freezer, Gas Cooktop, Range, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Stainless Steel Appliance(s)
  • other interior Features Built-in Features, Chandelier, Crown Molding, Entrance Foyer, Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, Kitchen Island, Recessed Lighting

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDCOMP-1065970146953166681
  • TypeCo-Op
  • YEAR BUILT1927
  • View DescriptionRiver


  • other exterior FeaturesBalcony, Private Entrance


  • Sales Price$5,650,000
  • HOA Fees $11,480/mo

Work With Brian

18 years being recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of clients. Earning this recognition every day continually bringing sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and nimbly guiding buyers to their dream homes.