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Former residences of prominent figures

  • Private Villa of Sassoon

    Located at 2419 Hongqiao Road, the private villa of Sassoon is one of the outstanding modern constructions with a site area of 1225.44 square meters and a floor area of 800 square meters and now it is Building 1 of Cypress Hotel. The south-facing main building is constructed in brick and wood structure with the top covered with red tiles and the walls painted faint yellow. Unlike the one-storey middle and west sections, the east part has two floors with the lower floor centered by a rectangular hall of 200 square meters accompanied with a dining room on the east and a study behind while on the second floor are bedrooms and a living room. This English countryside villa styled garden was the summer resort of Victor Sassoon, a British Jewish, who was called "King of Real Estate" in Shanghai at that time.

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