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Greta Garbo and Ansel Adams’s Former Homes Are for Sale, a “Californication” Party Pad Lists for $38 Million, and More Real Estate News
October 3, 2023 in Latest News

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On the Market

Do you vant to be left alone? Well, good news: Greta Garbo’s former Beverly Hills estate has landed on the market for $10 million with Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The six-bedroom mansion was constructed back in 1937 for the enigmatic movie goddess and her then boyfriend, British conductor Leopold Stokowski. Garbo only lived there for a few years—by 1941, she had retired from filmmaking and, in the 1950s, decamped for New York. Since then, the three-story home has been owned by several entertainment types, including screen heartthrob Tab Hunter and its current owner, Russian movie producer Arcadiy Golubovich.

Celebrity designer Nicole Sassaman gave the house a complete overhaul in the early 2000s, including covering the exterior in stucco. Sassaman didn’t, however, mess with the house’s rather unique curved lines. “By keeping the curvaceous shape of the home and improving upon that style, I worked to meld the worlds of yesterday and today together,” she told Elle Decor in 2009.

Nestled in the highly desirable Crest Streets neighborhood, the residence takes full advantage of its beautiful surroundings, with panoramic views from retractable floor-to-ceiling windows and a trio of terraces, including one off the second-floor primary bedroom. The spacious living room literally opens onto the zero-edge infinity pool. Further out in the yard—and discreetly hidden by landscaping—is a bar and lounge, “an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation,” according to the listing.

by Dan Avery

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Property photos by Joshua Spooner/ Courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties