Picturesque Country Ranchette

Your country living dream awaits in the exclusive backcountry neighborhood of Mesa Grande located in the ranching community of Santa Ysabel. Privately situated on 3.23 usable acres and nestled among many mature trees, sits a 2,284 sq. ft. classic ranch-style home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths ideal for full-time family living or a mountain getaway. A well-maintained home, manageable acreage, functional outbuildings, and plentiful space for a variety of outdoor activities offers a quaint rural lifestyle for the outdoor enthusiast and animal lover. Enjoy a large seasonal pond and take in the breathtaking pastoral views!

The custom-built ranch home for sale features a functional floor plan with spacious living. Appreciate the quality construction and attention to detail, from the travertine tile flooring with wood accent and beautiful yellow pine wood ceilings to the large picture windows with upgraded Roman shades and wrap-around covered porch from where you can behold the expansive views of the surrounding countryside. An abundance of natural light streams through several solar tube and traditional skylights to infuse the living spaces with energy and an open, welcoming feeling. Cozy up next to the wood stove on a cool winter’s day in the roomy living room or primary bedroom, and entertain in the sizable, eat in-kitchen with large island, ample oak cabinetry and quality stainless appliances. Two secondary bedrooms provide space for family or guests. After a long day’s work, relax by taking a soak with a view in the primary bath’s jetted tub.  Other convenient features include an indoor laundry room and half bath in the spacious attached garage. Sited on the elevated portion of this gently sloping property, this beautiful San Diego home was built to highlight the picturesque views over the pasture and seasonal pond.

Zoned agricultural with an “O” animal designation, fenced & cross-fenced pasture, and existing animal and growing facilities provide an excellent opportunity to create an ideal hobby farm for raising crops and a variety of livestock. Animal barn, high quality greenhouse with electric and water infrastructure and raised garden beds are already in place. Utilities include public power with plenty of room to add solar, septic system for effluent, and solid-producing water well with 500-gallon water storage tank for agricultural irrigation. This property is perfect for a variety of future agricultural uses such as permaculture, fruit or nut tree orchard, small vineyard, and livestock. Current zoning also allows for boutique winery and many agricultural or agri-tourism business ventures.

With great historical significance, this acreage was once part of the famous Davis Ranch. The Davis Family was one of the founding pioneer families on Mesa Grande with descendants still residing on the original homestead. Mesa Grande is known for rare Engelmann oaks, fields of white sage and wide-open ranchland – a landscape which remains relatively unchanged from when the first European settlers arrived in the area in the 18th century. Over the last decade this coveted backcountry neighborhood has become a favorite retreat for Southern California’s emerging affluent class.


$879,000 to $899,000