Broderick Plays Host to Dream House Raffle's Big Prize

Broderick Plays Host to Dream House Raffle's Big Prize
Photos: Dale Charles for Dream House Raffle
By Rose Garrett - Published on March 29, 2014.
Want to ogle some local real estate? Look no further than Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' annual Dream House Raffle, which this year boasts a fantasy residence right in the neighborhood. 

Though the exact address is a pseudo-secret due to privacy concerns for the residents still living there, YBCA's own Charles Ward told us that the house is located on Broderick Street between Page and Oak, putting it within spitting distance of Buena Vista Park and the Panhandle.

In addition to a stellar location, the LEED-certified house boasts 4,300 square feet over three stories, with six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a gourmet chef’s kitchen and parking for, wait for it, up to three cars.

Now in its sixth year, the raffle benefits Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, whose mission is to "present contemporary art from the Bay Area and around the world that reflects the profound issues and ideas of our time, expand the boundaries of artistic practice, and celebrate the diversity of human experience and expression." And though the winner's choice between the dream house or $4 million in cash is the most high-profile award, there are enough luxury cars, cash prizes, vacations and more to give each $150 raffle ticket a 1-in-50 chance at winning something.

The first round of Early Bird drawings closed yesterday, which means that someone will win a choice of VW Passat, Toyota Prius, Audi A4 or $30,000 at the first drawing on April 9th. But there are plenty more rounds of drawings ahead, to culminate in the July 12th Grand Prize drawing (interested? Get your ticket here).

Though the neighborhood fantasy house may cause dreams to come true (just look at that view), Ward tells us that the cold hard cash (minus a cut for our friends over at the IRS) has been more of a draw over the years. "So far, every single grand prize winner has opted for the cash prize."