Greta Garbo’s Swedish Island Villa Is Up For Sale

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By Michele Koh Morollo
On the idyllic island of Ingarö in Sweden is a secluded summer villa that Hollywood siren Greta Garbo used as a private retreat.

In 2017, silver screen legend Greta Garbo’s New York apartment sold above its asking price at $8.5 million. Now, her seven-bedroom summer villa in Sweden is the newest hot ticket real estate—the price is available on request.   

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Sited on the Swedish island of Ingarö, near the water’s edge, and not far from a golf course and local market, this was the villa where Greta Garbo would escape to whenever she needed to get from city life in New York. 

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Built in 1929 in the traditional architectural style of Ingarö, the 3,046-square-foot, seven-bedroom villa has a yellow, wooden facade, and interiors with glossy wood floors, lofty ceilings, and bay windows that look out to the Baltic Sea.  

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The program is split across three levels: a basement, ground floor, and upper floor. 

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On the ground floor, a large hall in the center of the house leads to the living room, a modern kitchen, bedroom, and guest bathroom

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Next to the kitchen is a dining room with large, east-facing bay windows. 

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Another bedroom with a French balcony is located next to the stairs that lead to the upper floor. 

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At the top are more bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which has a skylight above its walk-in closet, and a south-facing terrace overlooking the water. 

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In the basement—the site for Garbo’s former game room—is a sauna and shower, laundry room, storage spaces, and another guest room with a fireplace and stucco murals depicting scenes from Swedish history. 

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The plot that the property sits on is sheltered by mountains and forests, and offers plenty of privacy. 

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The villa is surrounded by expertly manicured gardens with green lawns, oak trees, rhododendron and lavender. 

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The property includes a brewing facility and a garage, as well as two small outhouses that the new owner can possibly transform into guest houses. 

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Price is available upon request. For more information, contact broker Titti Johansson at Wrede.

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