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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Beyond the gates of Rancho Valencia rests this Mediterranean-inspired, single-level, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Villa. A welcoming courtyard entry, leads you to an embodiment of tranquil living with an artful mix of comfort & privacy. Truly a sanctuary of good living, featuring, a well-appointed Cook’s kitchen, stunning wood beam ceilings, attractive & timeless colorful Spanish tile inlays...cont
Discover an extraordinarily rare combination of good taste and exquisite style at this world-class remodeled Fairbanks Ranch estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The luxurious 1-level plan offers wide hallways, grand-scale rooms and large Palladian windows. A formal gallery framed by 2 white Venato marble fireplaces accents living and dining rooms that recall legendary European homes. The glamorous master suite and bath reveal heated marble floors and 2 custom walk-in closets.
Cost per foot! Best FBR value! This Richard Doan custom home behind the gates of North Fairbanks Ranch has all the amenities and refinement one would expect. Predominately a 1-level design, the 7-bedroom, 7 full and 3 half bath home a private master retreat with fireplace, sitting area, luxe bath and 2 closets. Enjoy a great room with pub bar, a paneled office, formal areas, high ceilings, intimate and inviting family space, and an abundance of natural light.
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.
Rarely does such a special property become available in the exclusive guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. This significant, one-of-a-kind, 17,515-square-foot-estate compound with breathtaking 270-degree panoramic ocean, mountain, and golf course views is perched on one of the highest locations encompassing 3.39 acres.
REDUCED $1,000,000 off original price! Don't miss this chance to own an exquisite Fairbanks Ranch estate, a short stroll from the neighborhood tennis courts and lake! Those accustomed to the finest will appreciate the extremely high-end finishes throughout this extensively-remodeled home, as well as energy-saving features including a top-notch SOLAR system. In addition to elegant entertaining areas, the main house offers 6 bedrooms + office + game room. Detached guest house with full kitchen and bath.
This European modern-chic is one of the finest built homes in the prestigious Del Mar Country Club. RENOWNED designer Susan Spath created her master piece in this massive renovation recently completed. Perfect for entertaining friends & family while still maintaining your privacy living on a golf course. Spacious private first bedroom-master suite, detached guest-house. The home has AMAZING blonde French-oak distressed wood floors throughout. Truly a MUST SEE & STUNNING golf course VIEWS!!!!
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. **SELLER WILL CARRY with 20% down. Submit Offers!!**
Classic French-inspired exterior and a refreshed interior, this home presents a desirable combination in Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive Fairbanks Ranch. Located on a quiet prime 1-acre homesite with pool and spa, the grand residence is complemented by 4 bedroom suites and a dedicated office, making it ideal for both active families and empty-nesters. Three bedrooms are situated upstairs, including a glamorous master suite with fireplace, sitting area, elegant bath, oversized walk-in closet and views.
Del Rayo Estates The Pinnacle of Excellence. Views, Views, Views.From the opening of the private gates and the welcoming fountain, stands a timeless family home that hearkens to an era when luxury meant refinement and splendor gave way to opulence. With western sunset views and soaring portico grand hall, one moves seamlessly throughout this pinnacle estate with ease and tranquility. Sauna. Private Guest House with additional 1,452 square feet included in total.
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Remodeled to perfection, finest materials! Sited on 2.52 view, quiet acres, north side FBR walk to lake! Main house 5+BR, 5BA +2 1/2BA, 3 en-suite BR down. Full 2 BR guest house with kitchen & stone bath. Main floor: formal liv. rm, din. rm, huge family rm, media rm, stunning true gourmet kitchen. Lavish master w/ huge balcony, ladies study & incredible bath, office & 1BR en-suite up. N/S tennis court, resort-like pool/spa, BBQ, several patios, outdoor fireplace, lawn area, views.