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Fairbanks Ranch

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

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6674 Niemann Ranch Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$2,025,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
3,439 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180038517
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Looking for that secluded piece of the Ranch with room to expand? Here it is! The single level Ranch style home sits on 2.54 acres of 100% useable grounds, serviced by a private paved road. There is ample room to add a granny flat for visiting family or for rental income; The possibilities are endless. The home has a new roof, wood-grained tile floors in the kitchen, den, family room & dining room, carpeting in the bedrooms, a separate laundry room and two floor safes; Horses allowed. Neighborhoods: Rancho Santa Fe Farms Equipment: Dryer, Shed(s), Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Septic Installed, Sewer Available Topography: LL,GSL

17116 Paseo Hermosa Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,600,000
9 Beds
11.5 Baths
11,371 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190047309
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
GOING GOING GONE, Bid to own this palatial, multi-generational living, masterfully redesigned Spanish Colonial estate. This completely private and expansive property contains four separate structures. Redesigned from the ground up with authentic materials, like vintage light fixtures, 9 hand-carved fireplace mantles, and vintage Italian tile roofing. To bid & review inspections & disclosures visit Agentauction.co. Bids subject to unpublished reserve All reasonable offers considered. 12 + mil invested Bid now to own and experience palatial, multi-generational living in this masterfully redesigned Spanish Colonial estate. Envisioned by the late Marcia Bland Brown, renowned for her work in authentic Spanish Colonial design, this expansive one-of-a-kind property contains four separate, completely private structures, each adorned with the finest custom accents from around the world designed to dazzle the eye. From beamed, vaulted, and barreled ceilings to hand carved stone columns, beautiful wood plank flooring to arched entryways and reclaimed terra cotta floors, this architectural masterpiece marries the romanticism of the old world with the functional modernity of today. Constructed from authentic and handmade materials culled from each corner of the world, this significant and priceless home has been redesigned inside and out from the ceilings and floors, to the walls and roofs—to recreate the true essence of a lauded and celebrated architectural past. Featuring hand-carved wooden doors and cabinetry from San Miguel de Allende, vintage imported light fixtures, hand-forged iron work, and hand-crafted tiles, as well as a number of other architectural gems throughout, every inch of this authentic and precisely crafted estate has been mindfully curated and cared for since its inception. Indulge in culinary bliss and host esteemed soirees and jubilant family gatherings in the main kitchen with hand-placed fresco-inspired tiles, hand-built fireplace, large islan...

6103 Avenida Picacho Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$8,565,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190056500
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Elegant Private Gated Estate perched above San Dieguito River Valley on 9.66 acres in the exclusive gated Fairbanks Ranch community. Enter over the water on a grand bridge into soaring entry. Unparalleled sunset, mountain top and valley views from all main rooms & bedrooms. Enjoy meandering through the sprawling lawns and waterfall guided pathways to your own private lake. Poolside and lakeside gazebos for you and your guests to relax and take in the tranquility of the water cascading down. See supplement Circular driveway with 2 electronic gates. This impressive estate is an entertainer's paradise. Opulent first floor master suite includes sitting area with fireplace, warm wood paneled library/office and loft/workout area. Huge master bath has fireplace, sunken marble tub and separate shower with forever views. Three kids/guest bedrooms with stunning views, en suite baths and 2 have fireplaces. Resort-like setting has 2 guest houses(1 attached that has a kitchen), private tennis court, 65ft free form pool and spa, walking paths. Sprawling decks extend all around the home for indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Fairbanks Ranch community offers gorgeous equestrian facility, large beautiful lakes with park-like grounds and walking paths, 4000 sq ft. clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, wide roads throughout for jogging and strolling, direct pathway to award winning elementary school, 24-hour armed security. The lifestyle dreams are made of! ...Buyer to verify all information including square footage, room dimensions, lot size and HOA fees.. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Equipment: Dryer,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: RSLP

15820 The River Trail Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,295,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
12,209 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200025780
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Elegant private estate located in the exclusive “River Estates”, a guard-gated enclave of 13 custom homes, this remarkable 12,200 square foot, five bedroom/six and a half bath home plus detached Casita sits on a level 1.59 acre site. Impressive circular driveway with majestic palms leading to an elegant gazebo entry with the massive double doors opening up to soaring 20' tall ceilings in the living room, dining room and family room. (see supplement) The kitchen opens to the Family room with sliding vanishing doors, wood ceiling beams, a wet bar, wine room, and a very large fireplace (one of 6 impressive fireplaces on the property). There is a SIX car garage, resort style pool and spa, a fabulous home theater room with wet bar, and a grand first floor master bedroom suite with sitting room, elegant fireplace, french doors and kitchenette. The master bath features a huge walk-in rain forest shower. The upper level is home to a fabulous home theater, two bedrooms en-suite, and a huge game room which could be transformed into an additional bedroom or two. The guest house or Casita consists of a One bedroom en-suite, living room with stone fireplace, beamed ceilings, crown moldings, and a kitchenette. Additional features include an alarm system, multi-zoned AC and heat, a 31x22 executive study with built-ins, an elegant staircase, more storage than you can imagine, a yoga room, sauna/steam room and a workout room. This smart house has a Sonos remote controlled audio system, Lutron one click lighting, and whole house water filtration system. Completing the picture is the artistic and well thought out garden with its many rose bushes and birds of paradise creating a truly spectacular outdoor setting with relaxing covered patios/verandas & outdoor entertaining areas including outdoor fireplace and brick pizza oven. Come see the finest that California has to offer.. Neighborhoods: The River Estates Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Complex Featur...

6888 Rancho Santa Fe Farms Drive Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,850,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,716 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190059401
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Easy to show; video showings available! Grander & warmth meet both timelessness & style in this new Santa Barbara home designed by architect Craig Friehauf. Step inside this 9,716 sf. luxurious home atop 2 private acres & discover a beautifully designed property. Enter through the front gate & step into a welcoming foyer showcasing a dramatic circular staircase, soaring ceilings & majestic windows which flood the main floor with with natural sunlight. The stunning design & functionality of this home leaves little left to the imagination in luxury & comfort. The gourmet kitchen showcases high-end appliances, custom cabinets, & counters with a large eat-at island. The chef’s kitchen is an epicurean dream, featuring a butlers pantry equipped with a dishwasher, warming drawer & a refrigerator. The entertainer's kitchen boasts custom handmade Walker Zanger tiles for the back splash. The flowing floor plan includes formal living & dining room, a gorgeously appointed game room, wine room, Ottis 4 person Elevator, outdoor loggia/dining, & bonus entertainment/media room. Also included is a guest suite with separate entrance, three generously sized en-suite secondary bedrooms, an office/library, & an ultra-luxurious master suite including: massive his & her walk-in closet, soaking tub, & over-sized shower! To complete this masterpiece is the outdoor space, with designer pool & spa, & a fully functional outdoor kitchen/BBQ island with bar. Enjoy the mountain views with hot air balloons gliding by at sunset. Your dream home awaits!. Neighborhoods: Rancho Santa Fe Farms Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

6314 El Apajo San Diego, CA 92067

$11,495,000
11 Beds
7 Baths
12,708 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063759
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Just under 25,000 sqf this pristinely maintained & fenced compound with state of the art upgrades, smart home features & security cameras. Solar maintains the entire property with additional solar for pool. Only minutes to Del Mar Beaches, racetrack, world class spas & country clubs. Compound is comprised of 5 bedroom Main House, 2 bedroom Guest house, 3 bedroom Carriage House & Movie Theatre/Games house. Citrus trees, rose gardens, waterfalls and wells complete this fairytale estate. NO HOA! Upscale master suite with VERY LARGE his and hers walk-in wardrobes and separate baths. Private master bedroom area complete with spa, fire place and private patio. Main house with gourmet kitchen (2 large pantries + butlers pantry). Large outdoor entertaining areas including bar, BBQ area and pool house. 6-car garage in main house + 2-car garage in Guest House. (Additional 8 car+ garage possible in Carriage House, now exercise/gym area). Ample guest parking in entry courtyard and behind the house near side entry. NO HOA! Brand new carpet throughout! Freshly painted! All exterior lights and blinds on timing controlled by sunset. Monthly costs split with neighbor (Ask agent for details). Lease option is possible with the correct seller terms.. Neighborhoods: rancho santa fe Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

6150 Calle Valencia #1a-7 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$525,000
-- Bed
3.5 Baths
2,525 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190064040
Property Type Timeshare
Price Type --
The Villas at Rancho Valencia, a fractional ownership, is a sanctuary of good living with immaculate luxury residences & incomparable Five-Star services and amenities. Private Spanish style haciendas nestled within Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa offering full service concierge, 24 hour room service, access to The Spa, Tennis Club, with owners pricing at Veladora and The Pony Room, plus daily housekeeping. An option to trade vacation times with other unique properties in Timbers Collection across the world. Neighborhoods: Rancho Valencia Complex Features: BBQ,Tennis Courts,Clubhouse/Rec Room,Concierge,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Laundry Facilities,Pool,Spa/Hot Tub Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Range/Oven,Washer

14445 Emerald Lane Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,795,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
6,056 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200034579
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Elegant, Spa-like single story residence, this home offers a ‘casual sophistication’.Built by Richard Doan offering premium elevated golf course views!Almost completely renovated & upgraded incl the addition of French doors throughout to maximize the indoor/outdoor living. Master suite w/ anti-aging soaking tub & heated floors.The floor plan offers effortless living & the grounds are easily cared for allowing time for relaxation & enjoyment.Color palette and management by well-known designer Tina Kulman. Like Emerald the precious stone, recognized for opening & nurturing the Heart Chakra & offering healing, freshness & vitality to the spirit, this Emerald offers an effortless & casual elegance unrivaled complete with cooling ocean breezes. Please see pics from previous listing to see the upgrades and improvements! Large 3-car garage, motor court and ample parking for all visitors. Private pool and spa with panoramic lush views! Golf Course frontage! South-South/West views. Course designed by Joseph Lee, this 7,000 yard course is pristinely cared for and boasts streams, lakes & cascading waterfalls amidst meticulously maintained rose gardens. Del Mar Country Club owned by Madeleine Pickens offers state of the art amenities, dining, private events, pool, playground & tennis courts. Ask agent for membership options. Location is 6-8 min to the 5 FWY & Flower hill Mall, 5 minutes to Del Mar Highlands & One Paseo. Plenty of shops, grocery, dining & boutiques! Offering the privacy and charm of Rancho Santa Fe!. Neighborhoods: Del Mar Country Club Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

6002 Via Posada Del Norte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$12,700,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
12,745 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200005989
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LIVE Epic: Private, luxurious and unlike any other residence in the region, this phenomenal warm-contemporary architectural masterpiece successfully blends the ambiance of a fine modern art gallery with the welcoming atmosphere that defines a genuinely peaceful home. Completed over a span of four years, the custom estate occupies a prime hilltop setting at the end of a cul-de-sac in Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive, guard-gated North Fairbanks Ranch. Vast rooms, soaring ceilings with steel-reinforced wood beams, dramatic angles and a sleek gray color palette are embellished with crisp lines and planes, skylights, slide-away doors to the outside, and fireplaces that include a massive see-through fireplace in the great room. Approx. 12,745 s.f., the enviable showplace presents a peaceful haven complete with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 5 powder rooms, a casita, game room, office/library, fitness center, futuristic kitchen, 14-seat theater, arcade/wine cellar and separate guest bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. Living areas redefine open-concept style and feature a walk-in wet bar, indoor pool, an oversized aquarium, and imported Bulgarian marble flooring throughout. Terraced, equestrian-zoned grounds display a vanishing-edge pool and spa, bocce ball court and a putting green.. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Satellite Dish, Shed(s), Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 268

5205 Caminito Providencia Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$1,774,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,127 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006538
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
YOUR PEACEFUL RETREAT. Unobstructed views. Constant Pacific Ocean breezes. 360 degree natural light. Endless storage. 3 Master En Suites. 3 Balconies. 2 Walk-in Master Closets. Gated Community. Personal backyard walking paths. Nestled between the famed Del Mar Country Club & Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. This gated community is only 5 miles from the Pacific and 6 miles fron Del Mar Beach. Enjoy resort-style amenities in the comfort of your own home.. Neighborhoods: Montecito Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Public Sewer

17775 Calle Mayor Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,795,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
13,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006681
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Exquisite Trophy Estate with over 13,000 SF of luxurious living space and every possible amenity, including walls of new bi-fold doors for indoor-outdoor living, gorgeous new flooring, 8 fireplaces, 9-seat theater, lavish main-floor master suite, game room with wet bar, stone-clad wine cellar, attached one-bedroom guest house, and elevator. Since purchasing the property 6 years ago, sellers have added both square footage and tremendous value, resulting in a truly extraordinary estate! The incredibly private grounds include a sparkling pool and spa with waterfalls, rolling lawns and expansive new flagstone patios with both covered and uncovered gathering areas around four outdoor fireplaces. Ideally located on a quiet, interior lot in guard-gated Fairbanks Ranch, where residents enjoy 24-hour guard-gated security with roving patrols, a clubhouse, private lake with fishing and paddle boating, five tennis courts, a private park, walking trails and a top-notch equestrian center. Residents have access to excellent public schools including Solana Santa Fe School (K-6), a choice of Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach or Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley (7-8), and a choice of Torrey Pines High School or Canyon Crest Academy (9-12). ~~ Buyer is advised to investigate the condition and suitability of all aspects of the property including room dimensions, square footage, HOA fees and inclusions by contingency removal, as they have not been verified by seller or broker.. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

17261 Circa Oriente Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$7,999,000
11 Beds
11 Baths
17,515 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200009670
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
See Virtual Tour Link. Rarely does such a spectacular property become available in the exclusive guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. Owned by a legendary music artist, this significant, state of the art, luxurious, one-of-a-kind, 17,515-square-foot custom estate compound with breathtaking 270-degree panoramic ocean, mountain, and golf course views, is perched on one of the highest lots and encompasses 3.39 lush park-like acres. Design details begin with impressive decorative entry gates that open to the winding driveway flanked with tropical landscape to the entry porte-cochère with fountain, and oversized custom doors of glass & wrought iron. This impressive home boasts a stately and very livable 3 level floor plan showcasing a grand foyer with dual staircases, formal living room with fireplace, formal bar, large-scale formal dining room, office, chef’s kitchen with butler's pantry, breakfast nook and professional appliances, that opens to the family room with soothing saltwater aquariums. In addition, eight luxurious bedroom ensuites with multiple walk-out terraces and balconies throughout will provide comfort for all your family members and guests. The expansive master retreat encompasses a generous custom built out dressing room, a sitting area with fireplace, wet bar with wine and beverage center as well as a double sided glass wall luxurious spa bath. Over-sized disappearing windows and patio doors draws you to the jaw dropping panoramic ocean and mountain views from the private master terrace. In addition, there is a self-contained one bedroom, one bath guesthouse with direct ocean views from the balcony and outdoor spa. The San Diego lifestyle would not be complete without an enhanced outdoor living experience. Where do we begin? to start, there is a fire pit with fireside seating in the center island floating within oversized vanishing edge pool opposite the custom spa complete with anatomically correct custom seating and foot...

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