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Location: Santa Ysabel, California
This wildly indulgent property is your answer to “African-style ranch” living, according to the listing, in case anyone unbothered by that phrase’s colonialist undertones has been searching for that.
Measuring 560 acres just outside San Diego, and surrounded by Cleveland National Forest, Double S Ranch is made up of seven lakes, horse stables, two helipads, a log cabin and main house, caretaker’s cottage, several workshops, and much more.
Apparently modeled after the world’s largest ranch in Zimbabwe, Double S Ranch is dedicated to raising Watusi and Black Angus Cattle in an all-natural, wholly sustainable environment and features full solar energy, six wells, several water storage tanks, satellite internet and cable, and generators.
The massive log cabin itself boasts a double height great room with soaring ceilings and a wall of windows, and plenty of cozy nooks and crannies, while the more traditional, hacienda-style house offers a more subdued elegance for a total of five bedrooms and five baths—over 12,000 square feet of living space.
In addition to cattle, the ranch is home to chickens, turkeys, goats, and llamas, and even has an aviary. The property also provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, hunting, bird watching, swimming, camping, and other outdoor pursuits.
For the chance to own this “ranch utopia,” located at 28197 Angel Mountain Road in Santa Ysabel, you’ll need $16,000,000. Have a look.