If you are scratching your heads and asking yourself, “Vicky Ward & Mathew Doull who?” you are in the same predicament as most other people who’ve read this post. Well, Mathew Doull and Vicky Ward are hardly celebrities in their own right; Doull even less so than Ward who has some claim to fame as the contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and author of the book “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High States Games Inside Lehman Brothers.” Yup, that is one long name for a book. But, it’s a best seller, so what the heck!
These two seem to have found their way into Page 3 mostly because of the ugly divorce they are involved in. They even have restraining orders against each other! But then again, what divorce is completely amicable? However, it seems that Doull is something of a character and a half. A recent story in New York Post tells us that Doull apparently asked his soon-to-be ex-wife to pay for the Brazillian vacation he took. While that may sound like a strange request to make during a divorce proceedings, what is even more bizarre is that Doull went on this vacation with his girlfriend! Hmmm…..it’s not hard to figure out why the marriage turned sour.
Coming back to the property in question, their West Village townhouse was bought in May 2000 for $2,300,000. At the time of buying, the townhouse was actually three separate units, which the couple combined to make a single family house. The townhouse has three bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms. The décor of the apartment is credited to Katie Lydon, a New York City based British interior designer who has been commended by Metropolitan Home and Elle Decor for her incredible talent.
When things began going south for the Ward-Doull relationship they decided to list this townhouse. However, this is not the first time the couple has put this piece of property on the market. Back in March 2009, the property was listed with an asking price of $6,995,000. However, just as suddenly as it had appeared it was taken off the market in less than two weeks.
It reappeared in the real estate market once again in March this year, at which time the asking price was $7,495,000. The price dipped to $6,500,000 in two months, and the some more until it reached its current asking price of $5,995,000. To many, it seems a lot more reasonable than the ridiculous demands Ward-Doull made earlier.
Now, it remains to be seen what route the divorce is headed and with whom the townhouse will eventually end up. Truth be told, people are a lot more interested in the former than the latter!