Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.
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
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Located on a prime elevated lot, this +5 bedroom home provides much desired privacy. This elite lot has unobstructed views in the front and skyline views in the back. 8,600sqft of this estate flaunts beautiful wide-plank wood floors, stone and wrought iron work throughout, and a light interior. The lower level is comprised of 3 generously sized bedrooms suites, a wood paneled office, see sup...
Excellent location with a VIEW in Del Rayo Downs! Watch the balloons fly above in the evenings from the private pool or multiple patios on this glorious entertaining property. Upgraded in 2016 with new floors throughout the entire house, along with a new kitchen with quartz counters and upgraded ovens and cooktop. En suite bathrooms have new modern sinks and countertops. Laundry room has new washer and dryer as well as a new 100 gallon water heater and recirculating pump in garage.
JUST REDUCED!!! SELLER WANTS SOLD!!! Sensational brand new estate in incomparable Fairbanks Ranch by Master Builder Paul Munsch! Sublime perfection throughout this light infused 5 bedroom 6 1/2 bath, 4-car garage residence which enjoys PANORAMIC views!! With the exquisite Master Suite plus 2 additional bedroom suites on the first level, this home lives like the single story all buyers are desiring. (Lot #316)
Authentic Spanish Colonial Compound. Ideal for Multi-Generational Living with 3 separate living/playing structures. This labor of love took 5 years to complete and no detail was ignored. Selling well below replacement cost, this amazing living architectural masterpiece provides a true opportunity for the discriminating buyer to experience old-world living with modern day amenities. For details see supplemental remarks below.
PRICE REDUCED!!!!Stunning home with golf course views within the coveted Del Mar Country Club. Huge backyard with pool/spa, fireplace and bbq. Sumptuous master suite with large balcony overlooking the fairways, steam shower,separate his/hers closets and 2 commodes. All bedrooms are oversized and en-suite. The family room is large and open to the kitchen. Beautiful limestone fireplaces throughout. Media/game room on 1st floor. Two offices-one up and one downstairs. Privacy and grandeur emulate throughout.
One of a kind! The Morgan Hill originally built in 1929 is a large, splendid residence in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. It is a comfortable and luxurious home situated on 1.74 acres. The house has been updated on the interior with modern conveniences. This property has charm and is not to be missed. Guest house is included in the square footage. Finished basement is not included in the square footage and is approximately 2000 square ft. Call for more info, do not disturb occupant.
Newer Mediterranean Estate in the exclusive guard-gated community of Spyglass. 2.40 acres of lush tropical grounds w/cascading water falls, gorgeous infinity edge pool/spa, tennis court, outdoor living room, detached guest house, theatre, exercise room. Sweeping views overlooking Rancho Santa Fe Farms golf course.
Come and see the latest custom Spanish Hacienda graced with incredible Massive stone flooring, plaster walls, magnificent Great room with architecturally voluminous ceilings all on one level in beautiful Fairbanks Ranch. Privately set on over 3 view low maintenance acres, the estate boasts an open floorplan, barrel ceilings with skylights showering Sunlight throughout the home. The office and oversized Master are located at South end of the home with spa like bath and 2 huge walk in closets. See Supp
Ready to be impressed? This signature estate offers immense privacy and security, while sited in an ideal central location of Rancho Santa Fe. Built by Jim Sylvester, this 16,000sqft home is equipped with 5 oversized bedrooms, 2 guest houses, garages large enough to house 14 cars, and wood paneled 2 story library. The compound is perfect for entertaining from inside out- from its expansive family room off the kitchen, movie theatre, game room with wet bar, see supp...
Words cannot describe this exquisite Fairbanks Polo Club home - it will exceed your every expectation. Styled to perfection inside and out, and upgraded to the max. Chic FURNISHINGS and accents are INCLUDED with the sale. Bask in Del Mar's idyllic year-round weather on the private patio with pristine landscape, outdoor dining area, built in BBQ, and intimate seating for effortless entertaining. Minutes from shopping, restaurants, golf, beaches, Del Mar Race track, and freeway access to downtown.
NOW BEAUTIFULLY STAGED!!! (Lot #410) Largest homesite on Fairbanks private lake. Destination Resort Style Living a la Rancho Valencia! Designed by world renowned architect, James Morton of Rancho Valencia fame, and constructed to his readily recognized exacting standards, this residence is in a class by itself! Positioned on a 2+ acre homesite with exquisite gardens, walkways, fountain, patios, and views, this unmatched property overlooks the lovely private Lake Serena in Fairbanks Ranch--