206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH
In the heart of Southern California’s pristine mountains, centered between the Cuyamaca Mountain Range and the historic town of Julian, sits a picturesque and private 206+/- acre Classic Ranch Retreat where one can embrace the quintessential country lifestyle. This spectacular large acreage property features two custom residences, two sizable animal barns, a tack room, an expansive multi-purpose agricultural/event building with restroom facility, outdoor riding arena, two pristine natural ponds and much more. Ideal for a variety of individual, agricultural or recreational pursuits, such as a legacy ranch, working farm, venue, boutique winery and vineyard, equestrian estate, or multi-family compound, the lifestyle possibilities available at this rare and diverse property are literally endless.
Rich in history and known as one of the oldest intact ranches in the area, this offering provides a unique opportunity to become “good stewards” of this land for generations to come. A private, gated entrance winds through the prolific fruit orchard and rolling meadows to the impressive main home. Originally built in 1933, the 2,700+/- sq. ft. single story ranch-style rambler was recently renovated with exquisite custom detail and “modern farmhouse” inspired design. The 3-bedroom, 3½ bath with open concept layout features large picture windows, beamed ceilings and upgraded finishes throughout. A bright and airy country chic living space with an inviting warmth and coziness. The home boasts exceptional attention to detail from the lighting fixtures to the one-of-a-kind range hood in the kitchen which was handcrafted from Oak wood harvested on the property. The kitchen is the heart and functional center of the home with a large island, natural stone counters, high-end stainless-steel appliances, ample prep space and cabinetry, and incredible views of the scenic land. Two stone woodburning fireplaces reside in the home, a dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace in the massive great room and the other compliments the spacious master en-suite with large walk-in closet and soaking tub with views! This home also features a large mud-room entry, guest bath, two additional en-suite bedrooms and more. Enjoy seamless indoor and outdoor living by spending peaceful mornings or evenings relaxing on the handsome covered timber porch or grassy yard with a built-in rock BBQ all the while taking in the breathtaking, mountain landscapes.
Near the main home sits a charming, vintage guest studio, the perfect little cottage for visiting friends and family or a potential vacation rental. The ranch also features a second, recently renovated 1,232+/- esf 3-bedroom, 2 bath ranch-style home perfect for family living or a caretaker’s home. The layout provides a comfortable flow, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, private stone patio, view deck and oversized single vehicle attached garage with bonus loft space.
Aesthetic and functional in orientation, the additional structures offer much potential for a variety of uses and activities as well an ample space for further development and customization. Ranch improvements include: two vintage barns (45’x30’ & 34’x52’) with existing stalls for horses and livestock, a separate tack shed, round pen, arena, fenced pastures, root/wine cellar, and an impressive barn/event building. This large multi-purpose building was formerly the home of a local cidery and tasting room, and ideal for large events (county permits may be required) and gatherings, warehouse or an additional animal facility. This building is complete with restroom facilities including a shower, large loft area, high-beamed ceilings and two ceiling-to-floor, roll-up garage doors on opposite sides of the structure providing ease of access for set-ups or deliveries.
Comprehensive infrastructure is found throughout the ranch. Well-groomed ranch roads and miles of trails provide accessibility for use and enjoyment of this pristine environment. The well-developed water system includes three water wells. Power to the ranch comes from public power with newer propane powered backup generators.
The absolute spotlight, and stunningly beautiful feature, of this ranch are two shimmering, sportsmen ponds each with its own dock, each with breathtaking views and lush vegetation. A gorgeous natural rock waterfall links these cascading artesian, fishing ponds which are teeming with large-mouth bass, blue gill, catfish, crawfish and frogs, and are also perfect for swimming on a warm summer day.
Desirable A70 zoning and an “L” animal designation provides an incredible opportunity to enjoy your own turn-key mountain ranch paradise with approximately 100 acres of beautiful, usable rolling meadows; abundant orchards featuring some of the oldest apple trees in Julian as well as a variety of plum, pear, peach and persimmon trees; an irrigated and fenced garden area, full perimeter fencing and cross fenced pastures; and direct access to the adjacent William Heise County Park’s 900+ acre pristine forest. The natural habitat found on the ranch and the surrounding area is home to a variety of wildlife and flora. Wild turkey and Mule deer roam freely among the lush vegetation of Pine and Oak varietals, White Fir, Poplar and Willows.
Explore and appreciate all that this spectacular, private country ranch retreat has to offer, and experience your country living dreams come to life.