May 31st, 2019 at 12:00 pm


This East San Diego County estate, which has housed some of the most exotic cars ever built, has been listed for $998,000 by La Mesa REALTORS® Cathy Palme and Chris Blanco.

“This lovely Olde English Tudor-style house is perched on three-plus acres with panoramic views in all directions,” Cathy said. “It’s just 20 miles from downtown San Diego, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city to appreciate the peacefulness and quiet the country brings.”


Seller Roy Sayles is the owner of VIP Classics, which sells vintage, classic, and exotic European and American cars. For many years, the Englishman had a downtown storefront, but now only sells online from his San Diego warehouses. His many celebrity clients include Jay Leno, as well as mega-wealthy U.S. and foreign businesspeople.


Showcase garage for showcase cars

“Roy owns a 1931 Bianchi S8 Cabriolet made in Geneva, Switzerland, which is the only convertible Bianchi in existence,” Cathy said. “Many rare luxury cars have been housed in the light-filled garage, with a laminate floor and built-in cabinetry. It was built as an enchanting family home, but certainly would appeal to auto enthusiasts as well.”

Built in 1982 and thoroughly updated in recent years, the two-story estate at 3187 Jamul Highlands in Jamul features four-plus bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a third-story loft.


Inside the 4,797-square-foot house, the commanding living room with wood-beamed ceilings, stained-glass window, and fireplace is large enough to accommodate a pool table without compromising any living space. The formal dining room has antique bamboo flooring and a brick fireplace. The spacious and bright country kitchen has its own eat-in dining area.

Upstairs, the master suite offers magnificent views, a walk-in closet, charming claw-foot tub, and separate shower. The third-floor bonus room loft, decorated in Tiffany blue, could be ideal for a tearoom. The loft itself provides additional 500-plus square feet.


A backyard surrounded by natural beauty

The vast backyard has a sparkling pool, bubbling spa, seasonal stream and waterfall, all in a peaceful, quiet rural setting surrounded by several mature oak and palm trees.


“Tudor-style homes are uncommon in San Diego, and especially in Jamul,” Cathy said. “This house is quite enchanting and awaits a new special owner who can appreciate its beautiful, European-inspired Tudor style.”

To learn more about this and other distinctive homes for sale throughout San Diego County, contact Cathy Palme or Chris Blanco.

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