Built on bedrock in 1891, the Slack Mansion at 2224 Sacramento Street survived the great quake of 1906. Commissioned by Judge Charles Slack, and having once served as a bed and breakfast, the eight thousand square foot home (not including a ground floor apartment), was purchased for $4,290,000 in 2005 and extensively remodeled since:

With five bedrooms, six baths and parking for eight (yes, eight), the 2224 Sacramento has just returned to the market listed for $6,250,000. Is it time to pick up the Slack?
∙ Listing: 2224 Sacramento Street (5/6) 7,893 sqft – $6,250,000 []

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Denis

    Oh, I thought about mentioning this place for some good Friday RE porn. I quite like this one… although the kitchen looks sort of like a little maze and the baths are a little iffy. All easy fixes. Good job to the current owner preserving what look to be original details while still creating bright open spaces.

  2. Posted by Elmo

    What is the deal with wood flooring in a kitchen? Terribly out of place, not to mentioned the inevitable water damage around the sink

  3. Posted by R

    I’m confused. The wood floors throughout the house are “terribly out of place” when they are in the kitchen?
    And Elmo, properly installed wood floors will be fine in the kitchen without any water stain problems.

  4. Posted by Jane

    Elmo –
    People of a certain class would never put anything BUT wood on their floors. Are you suggesting linoleum?
    Just don’t slop water all over the floor and you’ll be fine.

  5. Posted by emanon

    Agree with R. I installed wood floors in my kitchen over 20 years ago. They still look great with very minimal maintenance.

  6. Posted by Eddy

    Lot split and build. Profit.

  7. Posted by Oceangoer

    I have wood floors in my kitchen AND an antique Persian rug. Makes perfect sense to me.

  8. Posted by conifer

    Jane is right, and it is true in the homes of certain people in many countries, including England, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. My wife says it is true everywhere: wooden floors in kitchens forever! However, it is not true of people who are slaves to fashion, only those who believe in tradition.

  9. Posted by Denis

    Of course the kitchen floors should be wood. Although, I could understand though a Napa home having, say, exposed brick or a Spanish revival using tile. I’ve always had wood floors in my kitchens. However, once I had a glass break in the dishwasher and somehow a piece of glass made it through the filter into the drain hose and sliced it open, causing water to pour out all night and destroy my floors… so there is that.. lol

  10. Posted by radar

    I too have hardwood floors in my kitchen as I have an open floor plan which includes living, dining and kitchen so specifically wanted the flooring to be universal. It stands up to a lot of use but I will say that it shows the most wear as it is a constant back and forth traffic pattern.

  11. Posted by wrath

    first of all the kitchen floor should be distinct – then it can be wooden but a wooden floor continuation from, say, the living room is in poor taste – tiles work just as well as long as they are nice tiles.
    of course, some people here may have carpeted bathrooms so I am not surprised that they would cling to the idea that a wooden floor everywhere is a sine qua non of a tasteful house……

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