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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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
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
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
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 Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected
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.
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.
A MUST SEE! 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! CALL for EASY SHOW! 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 V...
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.
Stunning Single Level Masterpiece built in 2014 by custom home builder Richard Doan located in the highly sought after gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. Featuring 4 Bedroom Suites, dedicated Executive Office w/custom built-ins, generous 4 car garage w/ sink and built-ins for ample storage. Open-concept Great Room, center-island Gourmet Kitchen features Viking appliances and beautiful stone countertops. Walk-in Wet Bar w/hammered copper sink, beverage fridge, ice maker, and Sub-Zero wine fridge. Additional 800 s.f. outdoor living and dining space not included in square footage creates the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience! Backyard boasts a resort-style pool & spa w/ 3 waterfalls, fire pit, built-in BBQ Bar, and Covered Loggia. This home is truly an Entertainer's Dream!
Elegant, private estate located in the exclusive guard-gated “River Estates at Rancho Santa Fe” encompasses the essence of Southern California living. This remarkable custom home boasts five bedrooms/six and a half baths, detached Casita and soaring 20' tall ceilings with cantina style doors opening up to a world class resort style pool/yard. Impressive circular driveway with majestic palms, large motor court 6-CAR garage.Conveniently located bordering the Covenant of RSF, mins to shopping & fine dining! (Please See 3D Virtual Tour Link in MLS for Main House & Casita.) HUGE Gourmet 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 tha...