Buying SF’s Most Expensive Homes with the Powerball

You’ve probably answered this question in your head nearly 1.5 billion times this week: What would you do with your winnings if you won the $1,500,000,000 Powerball jackpot?

If you take the annuity option as the New York Times recommends, you would bring home $1,125,000,002 over thirty years after federal taxes, according to USA Mega. (Oddly, California does not tax lottery winnings.) That means if you hypothetically won tomorrow night’s Powerball, you could buy San Francisco’s 20 most expensive homes currently on the market for $129,768,000 and still be a billionaire. (If you still consider someone with only $995,232,002 to be a billionaire, that is.)

So — you Powerball winner, you — let’s take a look at the three most expensive “investment properties” you were able to purchase with that chump change.


1032 Broadway View
You’ll enjoy incredible views from one of your most expensive properties, 1032 Broadway Street. Photo: Neal Ward, McGuire Real Estate.

1. 1032 Broadway Street | $12,000,000

1032 Broadway Street is one of the most expensive currently listed homes in San Francisco. Built in 1853, this charming 3,890 square foot, four bedroom home is “located on a secluded lot on ‘The Summit’ of Russian Hill” and enjoys incredible City and Bay views from almost every room. Gorgeously updated, this residence includes a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, study with fireplace, and spectacular viewing terraces with an outdoor fire pit.

1032 Broadway Street | Listed by Neal Ward, McGuire Real Estate


2. 101 Maple Street | $12,000,000

Located on a corner lot in the prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood, 101 Maple Street is a new construction home that beautifully merges modern living with the traditional elements of its established surroundings. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this designer home measures 5,825 square feet. With an entire floor dedicated the master suite — which includes not just a fireplace and walk-in closets, but also a den and private terrace — this home was built for Powerball royalty. The luxurious residence includes a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, library, media/playroom, rooftop deck — accessible through a retractable glass roof (seriously), home gym, wine cellar and lounge with wet bar, home automation system, and a spare laundry room with pet shower.

101 Maple Street | Listed by Jon Taylor & Gloria Smith, Sotheby’s International Realty


For less than 1% of your total winnings you can purchase this palatial Gold Coast home, 2505 Divisadero Street. Photo: Joel Goodrich, Coldwell Banker Previews.
For less than 1% of your total winnings, you can purchase this palatial Gold Coast home, 2505 Divisadero Street. Photo: Joel Goodrich, Coldwell Banker Previews.

3. 2505 Divisadero Street | $11,850,000

2505 Divisadero Street is a palatial Georgian-Style home located in San Francisco’s timeless and world famous Gold Coast quarter of Pacific Heights. Completely restored and renovated with luxury designer finishes, this opulent home measures in at a whopping 10,100 square feet and features eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three powder rooms, a formal dining room, library, media room, wine tasting room, wine cellar, game room with bar, and a live-in kitchen. As if you couldn’t top that, 2505 Divisadero Street enjoys Bay and City views.

2505 Divisadero Street | Listed by Joel Goodrich, Coldwell Banker Previews

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