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The Iconic 'Bergdorf Blonde' Stylist's NYC Home Hits the Market

Living room of apartment

The Midtown Manhattan residence once owned by the late, renowned hairstylist John Barrett, the mastermind behind the famous “Bergdorf Blonde” look, has recently been listed for $1.99 million, as reported by sources at Gimme Shelter.

the late John Barrett

John Barrett's elite clientele included political figures, royalty, and Hollywood's A-listers, ranging from Princess Diana to Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, Martha Stewart, Candace Bushnell (author of "Sex and the City"), and Hillary Clinton, who reportedly invested $600 in a haircut during her 2016 presidential campaign. Barrett's salon once graced Bergdorf Goodman's penthouse, offering a regal setting overlooking Central Park from 1996 to 2019, after which he established his salon on East 57th Street, conveniently close to this stunning residence.

The impressive 1,658-square-foot condo at 333 W 56th St, prominently featured in Architectural Digest, was a space where Barrett often entertained guests. Situated on the 10th floor of a prewar building, the condo boasts two bedrooms and two baths. The open floor plan showcases eight casement windows offering panoramic views of the Midtown skyline and ample wall space for art, reflecting Barrett's own art collection. The living and dining area is generously sized, complete with a dining table that accommodates ten people. A custom-built library "niche" and a music alcove with a grand piano from the original Tavern on the Green further enhance the apartment's charm.

The guest bedroom, featuring a built-in daybed, is separated from the living room by pocket doors. Additionally, there is a chef’s kitchen leading to a small terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. The primary bedroom suite is equipped with a walk-in closet and dressing area adorned with custom cabinetry, along with an ensuite bath.

Interesting Fact: What exactly is the Bergdorf Blonde color?

The Bergdorf Blonde color, as defined, is a specific shade characterized by its very white tone, as exemplified by icons like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. John Barrett, known for creating the famed "Bergdorf Blonde" look, played a pivotal role in establishing this color as a distinctive and revered style, particularly within the realm of high-profile clientele, including celebrities and influential figures.

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