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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

6853 Rancho Valencia Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$18,500,000
9 Beds
13 Baths
21,477 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 160047271
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The crown jewel of Rancho Santa Fe’s Del Rayo Triple Crown Estates, The Belmont presents one of the finest, most exclusive living environments in the nation. Introduced by a phenomenal foyer with 2 curving staircases, the main home hosts 7 magnificent en suite bedrooms, including a main-level 4-room master suite. Soaring ceilings crown a grand salon that opens to a massive loggia, overlooking a lagoon-inspired pool with grotto, waterfalls, spa and slide. Enjoy an intimate dining room with private outdoor patio and fountain, a dedicated theater, a billiards room with pub bar and wine room, and an extraordinary island kitchen. A gated entrance mall lined with towering date palms provides an appropriate introduction to equestrian-themed grounds that are appointed with multiple patios and loggias with fountains; an outdoor entertainment pavilion; cooking stations including a pizza oven; a full bar and lounge; a self-contained 2-bedroom guest house; a separate gym and arcade building; a lighted and sunken tennis court; a secondary gated entrance; garage parking for 8; a 4-stall barn with tack, storage and office; a separate 6-bay garage for maintenance vehicles; full dressage or hunter/jumper ring; a round pen and gorgeous pastures.. Neighborhoods: Del Rayo Estates Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

6314 El Apajo San Diego, CA 92067

$12,995,000
10 Beds
17 Baths
25,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063759
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
25,000 sqft combined living space - 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. *All measurements to be verified by buyers agent. Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven 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

17121 Circa Del Sur Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,675,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
8,512 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200023849
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located on a prime elevated lot, this 5+ bedroom estate provides desired privacy, and unobstructed views. Enjoy a refreshed light filled interior, brand new kitchen with top of the line appliances, a cozy breakfast nook, beautiful wide-plank wood floors, stone and wrought iron work throughout, generously sized bedrooms suites, exercise room, and two classic wood paneled offices. Easy entertaining with built-in BBQ, serene fountain pool/spa, guest house.. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL

17398 Calle Serena Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,798,000
8 Beds
6 Baths
7,341 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200030400
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of the most exclusive communities in California. Also offering the best in 24 hour home security, Equestrian facilities, community living and close to wonderful schools. Rare opportunity to own the largest lot available in Fairbanks Ranch. Elegant 400 foot private drive directs you to this vast property, and this is the most private and the quietest. Fairbanks has a private lake, clubhouse, 5 tennis courts, walking trails, etc. DO NOT DISTURB OWNERS Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Satellite Dish, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected

5865 Winland Hills Dr Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,988,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
8,300 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200033805
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LIVE Majestic: Inspired by romantic manors that spread across the European countryside, this spectacular private estate is available on the market for the very first time. Its ridgeline perch in Rancho Santa Fe's gated Winland Hills enclave, which is limited to just 5 residences, affords priceless 280o views that embrace sunsets, golf courses, polo fields and city lights. [Supplement]: First impressions are lasting thanks to a long driveway, a circular motorcourt with dramatic center fountain, and stunning landscaping that beautifully embellishes terraces, patios and walkways throughout the 2.65-acre homesite. A grand arched entrance introduces a palatial interior of approx. 7,000 s.f. on one level that features a formal entry, formal living room, a formal dining room, a handsome wood-paneled office and a 600-bottle wine cellar. Three ensuite bedrooms and 3 full baths, plus 2 half baths are displayed in the main house, and a 1,300-s.f. guest house hosts 1 bedroom, 2 baths, a living room and kitchen. Large windows frame epic views from several rooms, including a family room with a pub-style wet bar and box-beam ceiling. Professional-grade appliances, complete with a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and a 6-burner range with griddle and pot filler, highlight an expansive kitchen with a nook and island.

6103 Avenida Picacho Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$8,399,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,090 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2000394
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. 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.

15839 The River Trail Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,250,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
10,300 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200047563
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A Lifestyle Location, Location, Location! Above all else! It's stunning, elegant, sophisticated with “SmartHome Technology”. This home is the most impressive turnkey estate property constructed inside the exclusively private guard-gated community of The River Estates at Rancho Rancho Santa Fe. Convenient location bordering the Covenant of RSF, mins. to freeways, grocery stores, fine dining, gorgeous beaches, and walking distance to top public/private schools, churches and more! A MUST SEE! With the added security & privacy of this prestigious gated community and convenient location bordering the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this property lies only minutes to the communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach with easy access to the 5-freeway. Within walking distance to top public and private schools, churches,fire protection services,animal shelters,convenience store, horse facilities and the organic Chino Produce Farm. This legacy property lies only minutes to historic Del Mar Race Track, gorgeous beaches, grocery stores, shopping centers, golf courses and fine dining. The exquisite floor plan in this estate home is breezy and effortless. Grand spacious rooms flow seamlessly throughout while maintaining a sense of intimacy and privacy for a larger family with work from home professionals. Featuring five stately bedroom suites each with full baths, this exceptional home presents an expansive and stunning great room perfect for entertaining while hosting a state-of-the art wireless media center featuring a theatre-like surround-sound experience delivering professional grade HD video and the best of McIntosh audio fidelity. With a regal, two- sided “see through” stone fireplace connecting the adjoining game room, complete with an elaborate yet cozy wet bar, this home is an entertainers dream. The heart and soul of any home is the kitchen, and in this room every detail has been designed with an emphasis in elegant functionality. Presenting a suite of classic custom cabinetry with accompanying Viking, Wolf, Fischer & Paykel and Sub Zero appliances, this kitchen space has been created with storage and practicality concerns for an entertainment lifestyle. Providing ample counter-space and a gourmet feel, the design work flow offers an easy to navigate layout, multiple pantries with storage and drawers at your fingertips, making gourmet food preparation for family or entertaining an efficient and whimsical endeavor. When it comes to a Master Suite, privacy, calm and restful elegance is treasured, and this home’s Master Suite delivers. Located on the first floor with a perfectly appointed sitting room and fireplace, stunning design elements throughout, the majestic Master Bathroom presents custom onyx countertops, a deep spa soaking tub, large glass- enclosed walk-in shower and sauna, double vanity and separate toilet rooms. The Master Closet has been customized throughout with a large inner island that features a stunning one-piece slab of highly figured specimen onyx, effortless hanging pull-downs, deep drawers with ample slide out shoe storage, and custom shelving. Finishing off the design amenities on the first floor of this magnificent home lays a charming Powder Room with custom Butterfly onyx flooring, presented with a matching hand carved onyx Sherle Wagner Shell Pedestal Sink, a convenient Laundry Room with four oversized Washer and Dryer hookups, a sink with an abundance of storage cabinetry, and a lower level Media Room, that could also be converted to an optional fifth bedroom if desired. The second floor of this estate home has three expansive bedrooms, each with their own customized in suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, with one bedroom featuring a private covered balcony with peaceful westerly views. The property also presents a large four car garage, custom garage doors, epoxy sealed floors, and built in storage cabinetry. Complete with audio video camera security, and nestled on approximately 1.6 acres of beautifully ma...

17267 Calle Mayor Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,499,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
10,117 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2000831
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Impressive custom Spanish Modern home constructed by prominent builder, Danny Hampel. Open floor plan boasts incredible stonework, intricate woodwork and wrought iron detail throughout. Professional kitchen with 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers and custom handmade copper sinks. Two refrigerators, one located in a generous walk-in pantry. Entertaining is a must with the beautiful wet bar, walk-in wine cellar and gaming area. 2018 Newly Re-modeled! Lavish backyard with outdoor kitchen, 25 meter pool with 2 waterfalls, 12' diameter spa & fire pit. Main floor master suite with double door entrance and 2nd suite alongside. Master suite has wood floors, commercial steam shower and 2 grand walk-in closets. Detached guest house complete with bedroom suite, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Additional features include Elevator, 6 fireplaces, theater room with 120 perforated screen, gorgeous library, lush landscaping, extensive ground lighting & exterior speakers. Recently remodeled in 2018, newly furnished, light and bright, featuring today's current style.

6311 Calle Del Alcazar Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,995,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
7,658 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2002382
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The Tranquility House is sited on a quiet, view lot within the exclusive community of Fairbanks Ranch. An exceptionally crafted and maintained single-level estate home where open-concept living is infused with a beautiful mix of eras and styles that work together to create a sophisticated and comfortable space. Resting on a 1.27acre parcel, the site delivers a choice selection of sun-lit exterior living including a lushly landscaped and gated front courtyard. An expansive backyard patio hosts to casual seating and dining areas, pool, spa and built-in BBQ with a backdrop of stunning views. Inside the home, a blend of rich natural stone, woods, and richly layered materials punctuated by flawless hand-crafted millwork produce an effortless elegance. Each common area flows into the next with a gourmet kitchen at the heart, where double Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers, a huge center island with marble countertops sustain entertaining of any scale. Measuring nearly 7,658 SF, the timeless design encompasses 4 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms including the primary suite featuring floor to ceiling windows that extend into oversized walk-in closets, dual bath areas and exercise/meditation room. Water softener system, central vacuum and integrated audio are additional highlights of this lavish residence set on a single-loaded street in arguably Rancho Santa Fe’s most sought-after gated community. The centerpiece of this estate home is its resort inspired backyard, complete with expansive covered logia that opens into interior spaces through lift-and-slide doors. Illuminated by an overhead skylight, the veranda also frames the lower level pool, spa, decking and outdoor barbecue. An impressive array of finishes highlight the interiors, including figured French Ash cabinetry in the kitchen, dining room, living room and master bath. Family room cabinetry blends figured Ash and Tamo Ash with Birdseye Zebrano wood and Walnut enhance the library. The luxurious flooring features gleaming clear maple, custom sculptured carpets as well as travertine and marble. The generous and sumptuous master suite provides a garden view sitting area, plus exquisite master bath with dual vanity areas, separate dressing space, grand shower and spa tub. Abundant storage is integrated throughout, including two storage rooms in the oversized 3 car garage. Topped by a show-stopping peaked rough-sawn cedar ceiling, the family room highlights a masterfully detailed fireplace and bookcase wall. Dramatic and modern uncluttered and carefully edited with a mix of delicate and bold for a neutral setting that’s timeless in appeal. The home's accomplished team of professionals include Mueller Custom Homes, Bill Hayer Architecture and interior designer Robert Larson of Three Arch Design.

14497 Emerald Ln Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$7,100,000
7 Beds
7 Baths
8,486 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003412
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This home overlooks 5 holes of the famous Del Mar Country Club Golf Course & offers the ultimate in privacy, with its prime position situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and a private gated entrance. A long driveway leads to this charming home built with hand-honed distressed pine, double studs & vintage 1st generation lumber beams from Idaho & Montana. The spacious gourmet kitchen showcases the most expensive materials in the world & features a center island and top of the line appliances. Kitchen cabinets were built & designed by McCavoy, one of the best custom cabinet builders in San Diego. The living area features a massive stone fireplace stretching from floor to the cathedral ceiling. The distressed vintage beams throughout add to the inviting old-world charm. The exterior of this custom estate showcases imported rock, rounded & hand cut with diamond blades. A Pebble-tek & sandstone patio leads out to a large pool area where the guesthouse & landscaped hedge provides privacy from the golf course. No expense was spared in this dramatically landscaped lot, which was custom designed by Michael Theilaker of award-winning firm KTU&A Architects. No place exemplifies luxury more than Rancho Santa Fe & no name is as synonymous with upscale real estate & golf as Del Mar Country Club. One of the most exclusive clubs in the world, the Del Mar Country Club is a short golf cart ride away from this estate. The 50,000 square foot clubhouse offers options for dining, entertainment, and business. Private rooms & ballrooms are available for meetings, conferences, banquets or parties, & 3 dining options are offered: a formal dining room, a cozy lounge, & a casual patio.

6883 Alydar Corte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92075

$13,999,900
6 Beds
10 Baths
12,500 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # WS21019692
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Upon entering, this extravagant Mediterranean Estate instantly overwhelms you. This palatial elegance masterminded by over four years of every detail being supervised by an on-site historian to ensure authenticity and architectural integrity make this a one of a kind masterpiece. Tastefully and artistically located to the right of the entry is a resort tennis court sunken into the ground and graced w/magnificent succulents. For those with an eye for timeless, romantic, and neo-classical design that features the best of artistry, architectural and quality detail. The exceptional grounds with panoramic views are highlighted by custom entry gates, custom laid driveway and walkways, with viewing amphitheater, and a magnificent pool and spa. just finished a total renovation. This Rancho Santa Fe mansion represents perfect beauty. just a quick 10 min drive to the ocean, this luxurious estate beholds one of the most magnificent, breath-taking panoramic views in Rancho Santa Fe.

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