Sometimes, one helipad just isn’t enough.
A 560-acre property near Santa Ysabel, designed with Africa in mind and featuring two helipads, went on sale last week for $16 million.
The Double S Ranch belongs to famed cardiovascular surgeon Stuart Jamieson, who designed it to look like the cattle ranch he grew up on in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
A 4,000-square-foot main house with two bedrooms next to a pond features taxidermied African animals, as well as a nearby chapel. There’s also a three-bedroom log cabin, about the same size as the main house, for guests, and a four-bedroom 3,500-square-foot caretaker cottage.
The property has seven lakes, stables for up to eight horses, cattle ranch, 12 wells (all powered by solar and wind power), water tanks holding a total of 63,000 gallons, an aviary and pens for goats, chickens, turkeys and llamas. The ranch has an elevation of 2,500 to 4,000 feet, allowing for expansive views.
Surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest, the ranch is 20 minutes to downtown San Diego by helicopter. (It is about a 70-mile drive by car.)
Jamieson’s family lost its ranch in Zimbabwe when it was seized by its president, Robert Mugabe, listing agents said. After a successful career in the field of heart and lung transplants, Jamieson set out to rebuild his family’s legacy.
He is a professor at UC San Diego, holding the title of Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of…
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