Ronnie Sassoon Lists Storied Dean & DeLuca Loft in SoHo
Much like the SoHo loft she just listed, Ronnie Sassoon has lived many lives. The fourth wife and widow of world-famous hairstylist Vidal Sassoon holds the titles of designer, art historian, producer, and more. That she should have such a discerning eye is no surprise.
A picture of the loft where Dean & DeLuca co-founders Joel Dean and Jack Ceglic lived caught Sassoon’s keen eye in her youth, according to the New York Times. Sassoon found her way to the iconic space later in life, the spot where the pair quite literally wrote the book—some recipes for the Dean & DeLuca cookbook, that is. Buying the loft from Ceglic in 2014, Sassoon and her husband, James Crump, would now like to secure $5.8 million for the storied unit.
The NYT reports that it was in 1969 that Ceglic, along with fellow co-founder Joel Dean, dropped $20,000 for an entire floor of the cast-iron building at 133 Wooster Street. Ceglic still lived in the home, which exists much as it did during the culinary connoisseurs’ decades of residence, when Sassoon and Crump purchased it from him. Tin ceilings soar 11-feet high, upheld by columns that segment an otherwise wide-open floor plan.
The 3,600-square-foot spread, all hardwood painted white and whitewashed brick and so on, feels at once meticulously clean and airy but beautifully creative and pulsing. With 15 windows bringing light in all day, it’s a perfect find for another artist or art enthusiast.
Scott Allison and Dennis St. Germain of Douglas Elliman hold the listing, which is just moments away from where the first Dean & Deluca opened. This new listing was first reported by 6sqft.