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British tech investor asks $26M for West Village townhouse

Jos White and wife bought 4,700-square-foot pad for $7.3M and extensively renovated it
February 18, 2016 01:40PM

26 Bank Street in the West Village and Jos White

26 Bank Street in the West Village and Jos White

British technology entrepreneur and investor Jos White and his wife Annabel listed their six-story, 4,700-square-feet townhouse in the West Village for $26 million.

The red-brick, 19th-century home at 26 Bank Street has four bedrooms, staff quarters, a garden, a roof deck and two terraces.

After selling his company MessageLabs to Symantec for around $700 million in 2008, the Whites bought the landmarked home for $7.3 million in 2009. They spent three years on extensive renovations and added touches such as a disco ball in the main bathroom and a green banquette that has an “All you need is love” neon sign above it.

The house’s design didn’t “take itself too seriously,” Annabel White told the Wall Street Journal.

Douglas Elliman’s Jan Hashey, Steve Halprin and Leslie Mason have the listing. [WSJ]Dusica Sue Malesevic