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Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.

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Once part of an historic Spanish land grant, Fairbanks Ranch was purchased in the 1920’s by movie legend and idol Douglas Fairbanks. He and wife Mary Pickford owned over 3000 acres here, which they dubbed Rancho Zorro, from Fairbanks role in “The Mark of Zorro.” And so began the life and legends surrounding Fairbanks Ranch homes.

By 1977, famed developer Ray Watt set his sights on acquiring Rancho Zorro, which would entail assembling parcels from eight different land owners to develop what is known as Fairbanks Ranch today.

History: Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, the ranch was purchased by Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920’s. Fairbanks was a famed silent film star in the early 1900’s who brought such roles as Zorro and Robin Hood to the big screen. He and his wife Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” owned more than 3,000 acres of the area, which they called “Rancho Zorro,” taken from Fairbanks’ film “The Mark of Zorro.” It also means “Fox Ranch.”

In 1977, Ray Watt laid eyes on the fabled “Rancho Zorro.” At that time, the land belonged to many separate entities, and Ray was able to assemble land from eight of the entities to form the development that is Fairbanks Ranch (618 residential lots) and Fairbanks Rancho Country Club (341 homes) today.

With over 1240 acres developed, Fairbanks Ranch includes  over 75 acres of park-like grounds, including a lake with a clubhouse, 5 tennis courts, 9-hole putting green, a park featuring a barbecue/ picnic area along with volleyball and basketball court. The setting is nothing short of beautiful–and many exquisite estates border the lake.

Sales began on Fairbanks Ranch lots began  in the fall of 1979 and includes a 5,100-square foot clubhouse,  Fairbanks Village Plaza, a 58,000 square foot office and retail center that is still partially owned by Watt. The center currently holds a beauty salon, deli, coffee shop, health club, florist and various other offices. The spaces range from 400 to 1,000 square feet and the current occupancy rate is 97.6%.

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was also the site of a major marketing coup: the Equestrian Endurance Event of the 1984 Olympic Games. After Ray suggested FRCC to the commissioners for the Olympic Equestrian event, Prince Philip chose Fairbanks over the other 6 sites that had been selected. The event took place on August 1, 1984. A bronze sculpture was created to commemorate the Olympic event, and it permanently stands at the entrance gate of the Country Club.

Many of the stately homes in Fairbanks Ranch sit behind guarded gates. Fairbanks Ranch real estate is highly desired and homes here have an average price of around $2.5 million.

Listed below are homes for sale in Fairbanks Ranch. Newest listings are shown first. Below that are recent sales of Fairbanks Ranch homes during the past year

. If you have any questions about Fairbanks Rnach or other Rancho Santa Fe real estate, call Roberta or Scott Murphy at either 760-942-9100 or 760-613-6190. You may also email: scott@sandiegopreviews.com

Fairbanks Ranch Homes for Sale

6398 Clubhouse Drive Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$9,995,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
11,358 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2200545
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Spectacular gated estate in exclusive Del Mar Country Club. This French Country Estate boasts 6 bedrooms & 8 baths on 2.38 acres with approximately 450 feet of golf course frontage overlooking the 4th and 5th fairways, greens and lake. An entry level Master Suite features his & hers dressing areas, closets and shower/steam and an upstairs exercise room. Perfect home for entertaining as the main family room and kitchen open up to an outdoor entertainment area with a large stone fireplace and classically styled pool and spa. The French architecture of the home is accented by a slate roof and stone pavers. The Versailles patterned oak floors give warmth and authenticity to the finely detailed interior. This floor plan has taken advantage of every possible view corridor: extraordinary lake and golf course, European styled gardens and serene, Zen inspired meditation garden featuring 2 waterfalls and koi pond. Other noteworthy features include: Black Walnut paneled library with fireplace; elegant living and dining rooms and an approximate 800 bottle wine cellar; detached guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath; oversized 5-car garage; and grounds that allow the potential for a vineyard with 1800 vines, cabernet varietals (vineyard report available). Main house is 10,632 sq ft and the guest house is 726 sq ft.

21 Avenida 31-37 Z.12 Colonial Santa Elisa Guatemala Outside Area (outside U.s.) Foreign Country 00000

$128,400
3 Beds
1 Bath
721 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # CV22061257
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Location, Location, Location…yes, in Guatemala. NEW beautifully designed condominiums in a very much desirable location in the city. Perfect for buyers looking to invest as an AirBnb or for retirement. Property features private parking, 24 hour security and top of the line fixtures and so much more! FHA financing is available. Visit us at colonialinternacional.com

5992 Calle Camposeco Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$35,800,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
31,068 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22151471
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Villa Nafissa is one of Rancho Santa Fe's finest estates and the epitome of SoCal living, set over 38.98 acres in the exclusive, guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. The thoughtfully built ~16,000 sq ft main residence, features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and is positioned to take in the stately grounds with sweeping views. The clubhouse provides all the amenities you expect for large scale resort style living, with its commercial-grade kitchen, a media room and various indoor-outdoor living and dining areas that open to the large free-form pool and hidden hot tub grotto. Surrounded by lush landscaping are two guest houses, totaling ~10,000 sq ft, with 10 additional en-suite bedrooms offering guests complete privacy and self sufficiency. Explore the world class, Monet-inspired gardens surrounding the lake and discover exceptional flora, fruit and mature trees as you wander the trails. The lakeside outdoor kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven and nearby fit pit are perfect for large parties in a secluded, intimate setting. Further amenities include garages for up to eight cars, 13 motor court spaces, an organic produce garden, gym, tennis-basketball court, children's play area and staff quarters and offices. Additionally, the estate is zoned for horses. Villa Nafissa was designed and built as a private hideaway compound for generations to enjoy. Showings for qualified buyers only.

6330 Rancho Diegueno Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,750,000
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,438 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220010227SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome home to this beautiful 2 story masterpiece located in highly sought-after Rancho Santa Fe! On almost 2 fully usable acres, this traditional 5,438-sqft estate home features 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a spacious floorplan, large rooms filled with garden views & natural light throughout. A paved circular driveway takes you to an elegant formal entry foyer greeting guests with a curved staircase & a soaring turret leading into a grand living room boasting dramatic 22-ft windows, showcasing a lush backyard. This custom home features an elegant formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, large family room with a warm & inviting fireplace & custom built-in bar, separate maids' quarters, & full-size laundry room. 3 bedrooms conveniently located on the 1st floor, 3 more on the 2nd including the Master with ensuite bath, two large closets & dressing area. Designer finishes including wood paneled ceilings, custom tile work & wainscoting are noted throughout. The mature landscaping creates a parklike setting ideal for entertaining, with a large backyard resort-style pool area with expansive patios, a walking track, and a fully operational professional batting cage. Built with security in mind, the home has a private gated entry along with a massive 4-car attached garage, an additional detached unit for storage, and has room for a future ADU or Guest House. No RSF Covenant restrictions, HOA dues or Mello Roos fees. Conveniently located minutes from freeways, shopping, entertainment, and great schools - this estate home has it all!! 3 bedrooms conveniently located on the 1st floor, 3 more on the 2nd including the Master with ensuite bath, two large closets & dressing area. Designer finishes including wood paneled ceilings, custom tile work & wainscoting are noted throughout. The mature landscaping creates a parklike setting ideal for entertaining, with a large backyard resort-style pool area with expansive patios, a walking track, and a fully operational professional batting cage. Built with security in mind, the home has a private gated entry along with a massive 4-car attached garage, an additional detached unit for storage, and has room for a future ADU or Guest House. No RSF Covenant restrictions, HOA dues or Mello Roos fees. Conveniently located minutes from freeways, shopping, entertainment, and great schools - this estate home has it all!! Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL,

15598 Churchill Downs Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$2,675,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,109 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220015679SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LARGEST Home in the development, towering corner location with private pool & no neighbor on 3-sides (Open & Private!) FRESHLY UPGRADED & REMODELED (2021/2022)! - Over $250,000 spent in improvements, (NOT including Kitchen remodel in 2020)! Seller did remodel for himself with NO INTENTION of selling. All upgrades and materials used were premium - no cost spared! Home provides Great Room with high ceilings over two floors & additional Family Room or Office, TWO MASTERS (bottom floor & top) both with WALK-IN Wardrobes & ALL bedrooms with Ensuite baths. Smart floor plan with open indoor/outdoor flow and plenty of light - 81 windows!!! Community boasts gated and secure entry, all front yard landscape & maintenance, access to community pool, clubhouse, cabana and tennis courts covered in HOA dues. Ideal location only a moments walk to Rancho Valencia and Del Rayo Plaza with restaurants, specialty shops, gas station and a Post Office! Sewer: Sewer Connected

6002 Via Posada Del Norte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,900,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
12,745 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220016532SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
6002 Via Posada Del Norte where tranquility, serenity, joy, and “AHHHHHH” come together effortlessly. Experience overwhelming exuberance with the rush of “WOW”, the sophisticated brilliance of this warm contemporary home with exceptional design features will captivate you from the moment you approach the one-of-a-kind entry. Perched above the San Dieguito River Valley with forever views, experience peaceful serenity from sunrise through stunning sunsets, and into stargazing. If Happiness, Longevity, Wealth, and Health are in your dreams, Tranquility is your next home The sensible genius of this 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom estate lives as a single-level home, with space to entertain, workout or take in a movie in the custom-designed 14 recliner seat theater. An entertainer’s delight, Tranquility features immense indoor and outdoor space, including breathtaking views from every room, an art room, glass entertainment bar, wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pool, cabana, multiple fire pits, putting green, bocce court, and much more.... Beyond Tranquility, Fairbanks Ranch presents a community lake, clubhouse, tennis & pickleball courts, walking paths, horse trails and recreational areas. So many reasons to call 6002 Via Posada Del Norte Home: Exclusive secure guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe Community lake, clubhouse, tennis courts, pickleball courts, walking paths, horse trails & recreational play areas – volleyball, basketball •Located at end of cul-de-sac. •Large primary suite with Pampered custom bath – his and hers separate showers, including steam shower, and large walk in custom his and hers closets •Detached guest quarters with separate entrance •Exercise room •Indoor fitness pool with endless current and indoor spa pool •Separate wine cellar •Orchard of Fruit trees •Marble / granite flooring inside and out •Large exterior patio decks for entertaining •Fireplace and fire pit outside • Soft Contemporary architectural home with clean lines and abundance of natural light •Large indoor- outdoor living space ideal for entertaining •Large indoor aquarium •Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors •Smart home Lutron lighting and shades •Grand steel circular staircase leading to Outdoor infinity edge pool and spa •Large indoor - outdoor heated cabana with entertainment area including •Putting green, bocce court, fridge, Microwave & BBQ •2 Outdoor BBQ Areas with warming drawers, sinks •Oversize 4 car garage with built in custom cabinets with additional parking for 10 to 12 cars •Large private office with custom cabinets, library and relaxing patio balcony with views •Second office with built in cabinets off Primary Bedroom Suite. • Gourmet Kitchen has large walk in pantry with oversized commercial fridge and freezer •Pre-Wired camera and security system, and whole house networks with fiber optic speed available •Art room Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Vacuum/Central, Washer, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: ,LL, Guest House Est. SQFT: 419 Frontage: Canyon, Lake/River

6883 Alydar Corte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,888,888
7 Beds
12 Baths
12,756 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2207300
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Totally renovated extravagant Mediterranean estate in one of Rancho Santa Fe’s most premier locations with panoramic views to the ocean. Upon entering, the beauty of the home instantly overwhelms you. Tastefully and artistically located to the right of the entry is a resort tennis court sunken into the ground and graced with magnificent succulents. This single level estate enjoys a very thoughtful and open floor plan. Past the voluminous foyer, you are welcomed into the view inspiring living room and dining room, each with customized wainscoting and ceiling details. The primary suite boasts a stunning view retreat with spa-like bath and his and her walk-in closets. Across the hall are 3 gracious bedroom suites. Nearby is his grand office finished with the finest materials with specimen wood paneling, magnificent ceiling detail, and oversized fireplace. The kitchen would impress any gourmet with its size and design, slab granite counters, custom cabinetry, and commercial grade appliances; it is completely open onto both the breakfast nook and huge yet warm family room. Behind the bar is a hidden passageway to the underground wine cellar and wine tasting room. The opposite side of the family room is where you will find the state-of-the-art media room perfect for any viewing in addition to a stage for additional at-home performances. Two additional guest bedrooms are found at this end of the home as is the attached 4-car garage and additional detached 4-car garage for a total of 8 cars. The entire estate acreage is uniquely all usable and boasts the 94’ long, 100,000 gallon pool as the centerpiece. The lawns and gardens are specifically designed to open onto nature’s perfect painting of the valleys, mountains, and ocean.

16701 Camino Sierra Del Sur Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$14,800,000
10 Beds
13 Baths
16,881 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2207288
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Tranquility: A one-of-a-kind, almost totally self-sufficient, European estate compound in the highly sought after guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. No expense was spared in the interior and exterior renovation spanning seven years, from the $1,000,000 primary bedroom suite and spa-like bathroom to the solar system that powers the entire estate. Upon entry is the magnificent and voluminous great room with a hand carved and detailed wet bar complete with a motorized wall of glass. Adjacent is another wall of glass that opens completely to beckon one to enjoy the outdoor living room with an outdoor kitchen, bbq, and pizza oven, a chef’s dream come true. Hand painted frescos and finishes adorn the glamorous dining room fit to serve the grandest of dining parties. Powered shade covers and gas heaters are built into the main patio and a stereo sound system is built into the tropical garden and lawn theatre. The primary bedroom suite boasts a private pool and spa, the massive spa-like bathroom is suited to pamper and rejuvenate all who step foot inside, and the walk-in closets are reminiscent of the finest boutiques. Down the hall leads to the 4 bedroom suites, all complete with their own bathrooms suites and walk-in closets. The attached 2 bedroom full living guest quarters are found at the opposite end of the home along with 3 other en-suite bedrooms. Other amenities include an oversized car collector’s 8 car garage, magnificent resort pool with slide and 2 spas, pool house with bathroom and massage room, lighted tennis court, water well, a quarter mile of pathways through a mature jungle, a stunning Labyrinth, and farm to table raised gardens, each labeled to boast of their produce. Professionally manicured grounds and gardens are specifically designed to enhance the living experience with stunning plant scenery, gardens, and pathways. The thought was to design a beautiful and edible landscape, but quite succinctly, the beautiful gardens provide a calm, allowing one to breathe deeply to elevate mental, physical, and spiritual health.

16902 Via Cuesta Verde Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,995,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
14,912 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2207295
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This one-of-a-kind architectural award-winning French country home is located on a beautiful 3.6 acres in the premier Rancho Santa Fe community of Fairbanks Ranch. This European-styled home was designed by architect Don Edson and just rebuilt by custom builder Todd Parnell. It has been featured as a 3-time award winner in Homes & Gardens magazine. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, one approaches the massive rustic wooden gates that open onto a manicured flagstone circular driveway, 3.6 acres of lush landscape, and a variety of plants and trees on tiered levels with large boulders and gardens. A wishing well and bridge over the bubbling creek add serenity and charm in addition to the numerous patios for entertaining. The interior grounds greet you with a large Koi pond at the entry. A magnificent solid wood door opens to a grand foyer that includes a fireplace and formal sitting area, along with oversized French doors that reveal the rose garden and water feature just outside. 35’x50’ great room with wood beam ceiling and magnificent entertainer’s bar provide the ideal setting for any gathering. Steps away is the wine tasting area that would rival any winery with a magnificent 2nd story office on the upper level. The primary bedroom suite offers a retreat area upstairs perfect for an exercise room or secondary oversized office. Each en-suite bedroom has its own private quarters for additional privacy and peace. Resort style pool, waterfall, and 10-person jacuzzi enhance any get together. Enjoy a game of tennis or basketball on the freshly painted court and be prepared to be swept off your feet.

6905 Royal Birkdale Place Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,995,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2207597
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located in one of Rancho Santa Fe’s most coveted communities, The Farms. This one-of-a-kind modern European estate, perched with a view overlooking the community and golf course, presents a lavish and sleek interior. Upon entering you are greeted with luxury, character, and warmth met with a custom made entertainment area. Every detail throughout the estate was given thoughtful consideration, which boasts just under 6,000 square feet with all en-suite bedrooms, an office, and wine cellar. The primary suite, located on the main level, is spacious and includes custom wood cabinetry, motorized shades for the utmost privacy, and a steam shower made with luxury finishes. Entertain at the custom built bar with expansive view windows or on a larger scale with the resort pool and spa, luxurious cabana, and outdoor BBQ area.

3879 Via Reposo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

$1,875,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,371 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2207577
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this lovely Detached home in Whispering Palms! Original owners handpicked this special property from the Developer of the Community! Home is situated on one of the largest lots and features a sparkling pool, large grassy yard, mature fruit trees (Navel Orange and Lime) and new rear yard fencing. 4 Bedrooms (one on entry level). Remodeled kitchen with easy close Kraftmaid cabinetry, Electrolux double oven and Refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, GE Monogram induction stove top and granite counters. Newer Milgard Windows that allow for lots of natural lighting. Vaulted ceiling in living room. large fireplace and 2 car garage. This is the perfect home for indoor/outdoor entertaining or dining Alfresco by the pool! Close to Morgan Run Resort, Shops and Restaurants. HOA FEES ONLY $100 PER YEAR!! What a fantastic lifestyle!

7888 Muirfield Way Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,800,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
8,812 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220018832SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This home will take your breath away. Approaching the home thru your own private gate a stone bridge crosses over meandering stream that leads to a Koi pond. Stunning rotunda entry, extraordinary formal living & dining room, a kitchen of your dreams, cozy family room, exercise room, and the list go on. Views to the ocean and the beautiful surrounding mountains. Wine cellar holds 550 bottles of wine, lush landscaping & wonderful Koi pond. Disappearing edge pool & spa, selection of incredible patios, elaborate outdoor BBQ, fire pit, & a large private 2nd story veranda. This typifies resort living at its best. Located in the prestigious Farms, 24 hr. guard-gated community. The exceptional property is a must see! Property has its own gated entrance, elegant Mediterranean home exhibiting fine taste & work of surpassing excellence inside & out ~ Approaching the front door walk across a stone bridge over a meandering rock stream that flows across the front of the property into a dramatic Koi pond ~ Incredible 180 degree view of the encompassing mountains & the ocean, delight in watching hot air balloons overhead & beautiful sunsets ~ Stunning rotunda foyer with a soaring 26 ft. Pyramid skylight & dramatic two-story pillared architectural feature ~ Elegant step down living room is spacious & beautiful with a 20ft. ascending marble fireplace, display niches, & a wall of arched floor to ceiling windows brings you to the outstanding view ~ Impressive dining room, crystal chandelier hanging from towering 20ft. ceiling & unique built-in accented art displays ~ Kitchen is a chef’s dream with mirrored lacquered finish wood cabinets, granite countertops/backsplash, appliance garage, sub-zero refrigerator, 2 ovens, 2 microwaves, & 2 dishwashers, stunning oversized island with 6 burner cooktop four gas & two electric, extensive granite counter space, & snack bar ~ Large salt water fish tank separates kitchen & family room ~ 500 bottle wine cellar ~ Step down family room is cozy & blends with outdoor patios & dining area ~ The bar has granite counter tops/back splash, shelves for glasses, refrigerator, & wine cooler ~ Office/board room has a large scaled granite desk that can accommodate 4+ people, floor to ceiling windows surrounded by a marvelous Koi pond where you can watch the fish swim, pyramid skylight trimmed in wood & cross beams lets in soft daylight ~ Massive master suit is a sanctuary, unique all glass fireplace placed so you can enjoy the fire at all angles, comfortable sitting area with glass corner wall ~ Spacious master bath with extensive marble countertops, separate vanity, heated flooring, steam shower with two shower heads & multiple body wash sprays, large his & her closets with custom cabinets ~ Take the elevator to the 2nd floor three secondary bedrooms all open onto a private veranda & wonderful views ~ The first level 4th bedroom has a garden view thru corner floor to ceiling windows & pyramid wood trimmed skylight ~ multiple outdoor spaces for sitting, dining, relaxing, open patios & covered patios all enhanced with 10 sets of pillars ~ Inviting disappearing edge pool with spa & pool bath ~ Large barbecue cooking area with 2 burner cook top, sink, & oversized countertop space ~ Fire pit with built-in seating ~ Exercise room has 2 balconies facing both east & west, cabinets, sink, refrigerator, & full bath ~ 4 car garage has the capacity to park 7 cars with 3 hydraulic lifts ~ adjacent 15x17 room can be set up as a catering kitchen with all the necessary hook-up installed ~ Thirteen outdoor Speco Technologies Security cameras give you a 360 degree view of the property & separate front entrance camera ~ Water leak detection systems ~ 2 Generac 24kw whole house generators ~ Auto sprinklers & outdoor lighting ~ 7 remarkable pyramid skylights trimmed with beams & special lighting are thru-out the home ~ Automatic blinds on all windows ~ Front & rear stairway ~ 4 zone Heating/AC ~ Whole house water conditioning system ~ Th...

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