Idyllic Florida Ranch
A Beautiful Property and Exceptional Homestead
Ideal for Self-Sufficient Family Living
Fenced for Cattle, a Greenhouse, Fenced Gardens, Irrigated Fruit Trees, Chicken Hut, Five Ponds, a Spring, Main House, Guest House, Horse Barn, Rifle Range, and More!
Jemia Ranch is a beautiful property and exceptional homestead. Everything here has been done with the highest attention to detail. The property is 155+/- acres in Madison County, Florida.
The owners in the past ran a great cattle program operation here on Jemia Ranch with over 300 head at one point. More recently, they retired from ranching and refocused the productivity of the property towards timber production.
The property’s perimeter is still fenced, and with some cross fencing, a new owner could easily have the option of ranching, and what a beautiful sight it would be to look out on the expansive, rolling, fertile land and see cattle grazing in this belt in Madison County.
The 7,000 sf main house features a first-floor master bedroom and bathroom with one opening out to its own veranda and a guest bedroom and ensuite bath. Also on the first floor is foyer, living room,, formal dining room, chef's kitchen, and a breakfast nook and sitting room off of the kitchen, laundry room, large pantry, and two half baths. The second floor has a large and open office, a family room, and a second floor master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The home has expert millwork throughout, Low "E" windows, Renai water heaters, plantation shutters, and wood doors throughout. The owners built the house in 2000 with a keen eye for utilizing space and creating tremendous amounts of storage. The kitchen is a chef's dream with Viking and Sub-zero appliances, granite countertops, and a large island. A large heated and cooled sunroom spans the back side of the house with beautiful views of the property.
As if the main house's kitchen wasn't great, the 1,100 sf guest house and summer kitchen is incredible, too! Again, featuring Viking and sub-zero appliances, the guest house has a large kitchen, living room, large pantry, and one bedroom and bathroom. It opens out to a glassed in/screened in outdoor pavilion with picnic tables, a half bathroom, deep fryer, and ice maker for more outdoor entertaining. A few steps away is the "cook house", a stand-alone all brick building with a built-in smoker with covered parking for ATV's and such.
Attached by a covered walk to the main house, is the three-car carport which has a large storage room and an upstairs large game room. All of the buildings are connected by covered concreted walkways all lined by gardens, flowers, and native shrubbery.
In the backyard is a small but practical greenhouse with covered porch area which leads to a large fenced in area with fenced garden, irrigated fruit trees, and a chicken house and run for egg laying hens.
For the farming operations, there is a large barn, partially enclosed and air conditioned for storage, as well as a small horse barn that could easily be converted back into stables.
The series of ponds at Jemia Ranch are one of the finest fisheries operations we’ve seen. They are hooked up to a well, but more interestingly, are all interconnected and the water is constantly moving from one to the next and flushing through the ponds.
Historically, this property was well-travelled before electricity by people who made the trip to the spring that is located on the property. The remnants of the old stage coach road lined by the canopy of huge 100-plus year old live oaks are still intact.
Most of the rolling pastures were converted into pines about five years ago, but could easily be put back into cattle.
Jemia Ranch is Now Available for
The appraisal for the main house with covered parking and upstairs game room and the guest house with outdoor pavilion alone was $1.4M replacement cost, not including 150 acres, the new cook house, the greenhouse, chicken coop, and barns! Therefore, if you took the appraised value of the house and guest house and add the value of the 150 acres and barns, it would be a value over $2,000,000!