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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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
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...
Entertaining offers b/w $5,999,999-$6,799,000. 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! Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
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. *All measurements to be verified by buyers agent. Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
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. Weeks reserved for 2020 include:12/18 to 12/25. Weeks reserved for 2021 include: 04/02/21 to 04/09/21, 08/06/21 to 08/13/21, 09/03/21 to 09/10/21 to 09/10/21, 12/24/21 to 12/31/21. Call Tom Chamberlain for details
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
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. Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Public Sewer
Turn-key equestrian property offers every desired feature for top competitive riders and horses in a coastal RSF location. The open, flowing, completely single level home, 2 bedroom guest house with full kitchen, the lovely central courtyard and sparkling pool, all call to a graceful indoor/outdoor life. Includes 10 beautiful stalls, tack & wash rooms, grass paddocks, round pen plus huge arena with top footing system that waters from beneath, and a well for irrigation. Gated community! Move in & Enjoy! Square footage from Assessor includes main residence with 4 bedrooms (2 separate masters), 2 offices, 3.5 baths plus guest house of approx. 1050 sf with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen/dining/living areas. Additional living quarters in barn. Footing is the HIT underground watering system with GEO Sand Footing, exactly as installed in top horse show grounds. Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 1050
One of the most exclusive communities in California. Also offering the best in 24 hour home security, Equestrian facilities, community living and 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 Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected
VRM $1,795,000 to $1,845,000. Gorgeous view home located in the highly sought after gated Senterra at Fairbanks Village of Rancho Santa Fe on quiet cul-d-sac! Largest Valencia plan w/bedroom/bath plus office down, spectacular upstairs master bedroom w/view balcony & fireplace plus 2 more bdrms. Gourmet kitchen has granite, stainless appliances, custom cabinets & wine frig. 3 fireplaces, high ceilings, custom banister, beautiful built-ins, plantation shutters, A/C. Just minutes to Del Mar Beaches. [Supplement]: Low maintenance yard w/views, BarBQ, fruit trees & firepit. Enjoy magnificent sunsets. Exquisite!
European elegance with two additional adjoining parcels that can also be purchased, provide unrivaled views, privacy, security and the opportunity to construct a custom, legacy compound in one of the most legendary locations in Rancho Santa Fe. Views of the rolling Rancho Santa Fe hills all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The main, single level estate is situated atop the upper-most parcel on 1.68 acres of impeccably manicured grounds. The two, separate adjoining lots offer an additional 4.66 contiguous acres of prime, preserved estate land. The seller would like to sell the lots with the estate as one offering. The western lot may be sold separately.
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. 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.. Neighborhoods: Winland Hills Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Satellite Dish, Vacuum/Central, Washer, Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: ,LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 1300 Frontage: Canyon, Golf Course, Open Space