Ron Dewhurst may just have left global investment management firm Legg Mason after being passed over for the top spot, but he isn’t letting his new-found (f)unemployment get him down: the former banker just picked up a $6.2 million townhouse in the West Village according to city records.
Mr. Dewhurst’s new digs at 49 Barrow Street, just off Seventh Avenue, may not be as pricey as his Melbourne mansion, which in 2012 was the city’s highest sale at nearly $17 million (in Australian dollars), but it still has quite the pedigree. Built in 1826, when the Village was still a village and a destination for those seeking to flee the yellow fever epidemic that was ravaging the city proper, the house was given a makeover in the ’80s by architectural firm SITE. (New Yorkers may know them best for the Shake Shack they designed for Madison Square Park, whereas Mumbaikars might recognize them as the original designers of Antilia, a single-family skyscraper built for Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man.) Read More