Ricky's founder Ricky Kenig, the former owner of 409 8th Street, a 3BR, 3.5BA, 3,162-square-foot single-family townhouse in Park Slope, bought the property in 2006 for $1,375,000. After a 2008 renovation courtesy of Slade Architecture (which won the Slades a Best of the Year Award from Interior Design Magazine and was featured in a number of shelter magazines), he re-listed the place for $3.2 million and, soon thereafter, sold it for an even $3 million. The new owners, despite now being the only people in Brooklyn in possession of "a collection of 96 vintage copper Chinese mannequin heads, caged in metal and drilled into a front wall," "a three-story magnetized wall along the stairwell," and "three Kohler Purist Hatbox toilets" have apparently thought better of that decision, however, and now the house finds itself back on the market, this time for only $2,900,000. If Kenig was having second thoughts about selling, now's his chance.
· Listing: 409 8th Street [Elliman]
· Ricky of Ricky's Lists Park Slope House; Four Hatbox Toilets, Magnetic Wall Included [Observer]
· Tuesday Townhouse archives [Curbed]