The gracious NYC home of Martha Stewart’s late hairstylist has found a buyer

Martha Stewart


Someone is about to snag a true piece of hair-story.

In Manhattan, a Parc Vendôme apartment most recently owned by the late renowned hairstylist John Barrett went into contract in just one week — no scissor snip price cut required.

The home, at 333 W. 56th St., hit the market for $1.99 million in early February and was recorded to be in contract on Feb 9. The final sale price and new owner won’t be known until the sale closes.

The ritzy residence is near Barrett’s former penthouse salon at Bergdorf Goodman, where he created the famed “Bergdorf Blonde” look that became the title of a Plum Sykes novel. Barrett’s salon was housed at the upscale department store from 1996 until 2019, when it moved to its own spot on East 57th Street.

But his apartment — within walking distance of both salons — was his palace.

Barrett often hosted glamorous dinner parties in this roomy, 1,658-square foot apartment, which was also featured in Architectural Digest. Guests included legends like Vanessa Redgrave and Anjelica Huston. Barrett passed away last August at age 66 from blood cancer.

Barrett’s clientele came from overlapping political, social and Hollywood circles. They included the late Princess Diana, Reese Witherspoon, Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton, who, according to reports, spent $600 on a haircut during her 2016 presidential campaign.

The apartment is a combo of a one-bedroom and a studio, and it’s currently used as a large one-bedroom with a small guest suite. But the open nature of the space lends itself to a variety of configurations.

Eight casement windows showcase the Midtown skyline, and the walls are primed to display a new collectors’ artworks. There’s also an open living/dining area with a table that seats 10 people, along with custom built-in bookcases, plus a music alcove with a grand piano that was once part of the original Tavern on the Green.

The guest bedroom features a built-in daybed and pocket doors that separate it from the living room. There’s also a chef’s kitchen that leads to a small terrace for al fresco dining. The main bedroom suite boasts a walk-in closet and a dressing area with custom cabinetry, as well as an ensuite bath.

Built in 1931, the Parc Vendôme is known for its mansard roof and comes with four entrances. Building amenities include gardens, a common roof deck, a gym, a billiards room, a banquet room and a music room.

The listing brokers are John Caraccioli and Harlan Simon of Brown Harris Stevens.

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