SPECTACULAR PROPERTIES OFTEN BECOME IMBUED WITH THE SPIRIT OF THEIR OWNERSHIP Whether it’s an iconic actress or a business titan, a notable owner adds a layer of history and legend to an already extraordinary residence. From a sumptuous city abode with a stunning urban view to a personal retreat with expansive acreage, each of these homes reflect a meticulous attention to detail and exquisite taste in full flourish. GRETA GARBO’S NEW YORK RIVER RETREAT Located in the famously private Campanile building, is movie icon Greta Garbo’s New York City retreat. The sophisticated three-bedroom aerie perched above the East River was said to remind the actress of her native Stockholm. The actress, who received an honorary Oscar in 1955, purchased the property in 1953 and lived in the fifth-floor unit until her death in 1990. Her family continues to own the unit and kept much of her original vision for the home intact including the pink and green color scheme. Garbo’s favorite room was said to be the expansive L-shaped living room which has a fireplace with a green marble surround and separate library/ den. The walls of the spacious master bedroom are adorned in Garbo’s favorite rose-hued Fortuny silk. The home’s combination of grand scale and an intimate soul make it a modern classic. Web ID: VGRZ88 KELLY CLARKSON’S WATERFRONT ESTATE Singer Kelly Clarkson is parting ways with her Tennessee lakefront mansion. Clarkson, who was the first winner of “American Idol” and has gone on to sell over 25 million albums, bought the four-acre property in Hendersonville in 2012 and extensively remodeled the home. The seven-bedroom house overlooking Old Hickory Lake combines elegantly chic formal spaces with casual living areas including a downstairs cowboy bar with saddle-shaped stools. The grounds include a pool house, playground, and English garden. Clarkson and her family are building a farmhouse outside of Nashville. Web ID: HANV88 HARRY CONNICK JR.’S HISTORIC CONNECTICUT HOME Perched on a hill in New Canaan, Connecticut stands singer/songwriter Harry Connick Jr.’s rustic estate. Connick and his wife, former model Jill Goodacre have lived in the home for nearly 20 years and raised their three daughters there. Once part of a dairy farm built in the 1890s, the 11,600-square-foot main house hosts seven spacious bedrooms and six full and two half baths. The kitchen, family room and library were all remodeled with reclaimed chestnut from the home’s original structure. In addition to the main structure, the 4.61-acre estate also has two additional barns on the property, currently used as a recording studio and gym facility. Web ID: OMOD88 FORMER LIVE NATION CHAIRMAN’S KEY BISCAYNE ESTATE Buena Vista, a private, tropical Key Biscayne compound is owned by the legendary concert promoter, theatrical producer and former Live Nation chairman, Michael Cohl. Cohl’s nine-bedroom, 12,520-squarefoot main house sits on more than 62,000 square feet on the Harbor Drive peninsula and has 720 feet of waterfront. The spectacular tropical hideaway of this Canadian Music Hall of Fame member has the luxurious feel of a five-star resort. Some of the property’s impressive features include a one-bedroom Caribbean-style cabana house, a 16- seat private theater and fitness center building, tennis/basketball court, pool and spa, private beach, and two docks to accommodate a sport fishing boat and a yacht. Web ID: GTST88
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