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Vidal Sassoon’s contemporary Cincinnati home up for sale for $1.25M

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The legendary hairstylist had a passion for architecture

Exterior shot of pale brick contemporary home with shed roof perched on a hill.
The tower-like contemporary home overlooks the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

Legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon apparently had a passion for architecture. Known for short, geometric haircuts, the late hairdresser told Architectural Digest in 2011 that architecture was one of his greatest influences:

“My whole work, beginning in the late 1950s, came from the Bauhaus. It was all about studying the bone structure of the face, to bring out the character. I hated the prettiness that was in fashion at that time. Architects have always been my heroes.

Sassoon also owned a couple of modern homes, including the Richard Neutra Singleton House in Los Angeles, and this one in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is now on the market.

Designed in 1966 by Carl Strauss, Cincinnati’s best-known architect, the striking contemporary abode is clad in pale brick and overlooks the Ohio River and downtown. It features four bedrooms, three baths, vaulted, double-height ceilings, and walls of glass that allow natural light to pour in, all over 3,476 square feet.

A unique interior scheme of brick columns and white walls and lend a mod vibe to the place, which also incorporates hardwood, terrazzo, tile, and other materials for flooring. But one of the most noteworthy aspects of the home is the central staircase that winds up the tower-like residence. One portion of its rise is glazed and also boasts a skylight above, while the banister, comprising two slabs painted white, contrasts with the wooden treads and establishes a graphic visual connection to the rest of the home.

Located at 963 Hill Street in the neighborhood of Mt. Adams, the property is offered at $1.25 million.

Courtesy: Sotheby’s International Realty