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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Experience Fairbanks Ranch living at its best and enjoy all the amenities that this elite guard gated community provides. This masterfully designed, single level custom estate showcases exquisite architectural design, paired with high end finishes, and offers nearly 10,000 sq. ft of pure craftsmanship with 5 bedrooms all with ensuite baths, 2 half baths, all on a 1+ acre private site providing extraordinary entertaining capabilities. As you enter the courtyard, you will uncover grand scale luxury with a sparkling fountain and stunning arched double door entry. The expansive great room with vaulted beamed ceilings astounds with two walls of floor to ceiling doors that open to embrace seamless indoor/outdoor living. Be prepared to experience picture-perfect backyard bliss with lush landscaping, stunning stonework, resort style solar heated pool and spa with waterfall features, fireplace, built in BBQ with fridge, a covered seating and dining area ideal for entertaining year-round, a putting green to perfect your putt, and a hard to find large flat grassy area with endless options. Offer your guests a glass of wine from your temperature-controlled wine cellar. The beautiful home theater gives up to 8 people a home cinema experience they will never forget and the attached 6 car garage provides ample room for your coveted car collection.
First time on the market... Sparkling with an abundance of light and style this custom designed and built Mediterranean inspired estate is elegantly positioned at the end of a cul de sac on a private 2.24 acre lot within the exclusive guard-gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. Upon arrival you are greeted by stately mature trees and vegetation, lush grass and colorful foliage. Warm and inviting interiors, including the well-appointed master suite that is located on the main level. The residence offers elements of stone, artesian tile, walls of windows and French doors including the formal living room with a curved wall of windows and fireplace, large formal dining room with fireplace, and office or sitting room with refreshment bar. The chef's kitchen with professional appliances and a large center island is perfect for prepping, cooking and seating. In addition, there is an informal dining area that opens to the family room with an abundance of French doors leading outside, oversized windows, a fireplace and an entertaining bar that services both the indoors and outdoors. There is one additional bedroom suite on the main level. The oversized master suite, has separate generous dressing rooms, a spa bath and disappearing doors leading to a private patio-perfect for sunbathing, morning coffee or evening relaxation. There are 3 additional bedroom suites with private balconies on the second level and a loft. For intimate dining there is a private patio off the formal living room that is surrounded by mature and exotic plantings. The backyard is a paradise with lush grass, beautiful pool with spa, and numerous lounging/entertaining areas. The gazebo is well positioned, at the point-- ideal for entertaining, relaxing or an evening night cap. There are views to the south. The location is serene, quiet and very private and perfect for entertaining or enjoying a peaceful evening at home. There is garaging for 3 cars.
Spectacular Gated Estate with rare Dual Bay Motor Coach Villa. Renovated over the past 10 years, this residence was designed with highest level of form and function in mind. The Home features a gourmet & full prep kitchen well-appointed with high grade appliances and designed for entertaining at a High Level, Elevator, all Bedrooms are ensuite with a Master Bedroom, Large Balcony, w/Spa, Dual Closets, Steam Shower. 2BD Single Level Guest House w/Kitchen, Dual Master Suites. Solar System. New Price at $6,4995,000 to $6,995,000. Over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, covered/heated loggias. Gated Estate with exceptional manicured grounds and rare dual bay motor coach villa/guest house. Renovated over the past 10 years, this thoughtful residence is designed with an Anglo Caribbean architectural style set on a cul-de-sac. The main home features both a gourmet and full prep kitchen appointed with all high grade appliances and detail, perfect for servicing large events. Upgraded elevator, multiple ensuite bedrooms and a generous master bedroom/bathroom suite with large balcony w/spa, dual walk in closets, crystal chandeliers, and steam shower. Full outdoor kitchen set under the covered loggia with views of the grounds and living pond, Well prepared for indoor and outdoor events, the spectacular guest house with full kitchen and wine storage also includes two generous ensuite bedrooms. A gated motor court with limo depth 4 car garage and room for boats/trailers. For the car or RV enthusiast the motor coach villa could be an indoor sports court as well, home has large solar system and pool solar system with plenty of storage. A rare compound set on a flat 1.51 acre lot, a mature botanical garden of specimen palms, citrus, fruit and other rare tropical plants. Complex Features: ,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Shed(s) Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 2098
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 feature...
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.
Completed in 2019! 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
A Spanish Colonial masterpiece by original Rancho Valencia builder, Chris Collins. This 7012 sqft sprawling, tranquil, oasis was built for the those with discerning taste and desire for a peaceful lifestyle. Lush landscaping, private pool overlooking orchard trees and magnificent rose garden. Multiple courtyards, fireplaces, and verandas create a variety of atmospheres and settings, making every day feel like a vacation. 5 en suite bedrooms provide an abundance of space and privacy for guests and family. Don't feel like cooking? Have a spectacular dinner delivered right to your table from one of two world class restaurants, Veladora and the Pony Room or have a party with full service and banquet catering. Customize your club membership to suit your needs, whether it be tennis on one of two clay and fourteen hardcourts or spa memberships offering massage, facials, body treatments, and exercise facilities.
Fairbanks Stratford-Exclusive gated community situated across the street and above Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Great corner cul de sac lot with privacy for back yard dinning, sunning and relaxing. This single story home has views of distant hills from the front of the lot. Complex has community pool, spa and exercise gym. Owner is real estate licensee . Call listing ag to show at 858-395-5026.
Entering the elegant home you are greeted by a wall of European style iron & glass doors letting in light. The use of exterior stucco w/ Santa Barbara finish gives interest to the ultrawide halls & oak floors. The kitchen has quartzite counters & antique hood over a Thermador range. Special interest has been added to stone floors w/ shell stone edges. The outdoor living room w/ fireplace graces the backyard along w/a beautiful pool/spa. Entering this elegant single level home you are immediately greeted by a wall of European-style framed iron and glass doors bringing in warmth and light. Sue Kelly Designs is responsible for the magical transformation of this Richard Doan classic. The unique use of exterior stucco with a Santa Barbara finish gives interest to the ultrawide halls and bleached oak hardwood floors grace most of the rooms. The center isle kitchen has quartzite counters and a custom antique hood over a Thermador range. The backsplash is hand selected Moroccon tiles. A dramatic focal point of the family room is the stone display wall for collectables, adding texture and character. Throughout the home you will find faux finished sconces and oversized lantern lighting on the way to your master bedroom suite. Special interest has been added to stone floors with custom shell stone edges. An large open outdoor living room with a fireplace graces the back yard along with a beautiful pool and spa. The exterior of the home has lovely seating areas and a meandering rose garden pathway. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
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.
This custom built luxury estate was built by noted Architect Richard Salpietra and is located in the gated community of Del Rayo Estates. The estate sits on 1.68 acres overlooking the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe, located 4.5 miles from the Pacific and offering a beautiful ocean view. This 8,950 square foot estate offers the utmost in privacy. There are 5 bedrooms that include dual master suites, 5 full bathrooms with 4 half baths, a grand formal living room with 16 foot ceilings, an adjoining formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen with attached family dining room which opens to the pool and BBQ area, wood-paneled library, a study, an exercise room, a laundry room, maid's quarters, an attached four car garage with ample storage, and a salt water pool. With sweeping views over the rolling coastal hills, manicured golf courses and private country clubs throughout Rancho Santa Fe, this estate is perfectly suited to enjoy breathtaking sunsets to the west over the Pacific Ocean. This is a rare opportunity to own an estate-scale property in North County San Diego's most exclusive private community.
Awe-inspiring gated compound spanning over two acres in a secluded setting. Be transported to a European oasis with the estate’s impeccably manicured grounds and stunning architecture. An entertainer’s paradise, the home features a game room, lavish home theater, walk-in wine cellar, fitness studio with refreshment bar, putting green, fire pit, phenomenal pool with waterfalls, grotto spa and bridge, outdoor living room with fireplace, resort-like yard, and much more. The entry courtyard greets you with relaxing water features and a dramatic entry that leads to the smart single level floorplan with generous en-suite bedrooms, handsome executive office, children’s bonus room, and a detached guest house. The sumptuous primary suite enjoys a spa-like bath with steam shower, wet bar, and outdoor courtyard with fireplace and jacuzzi, providing comfort, luxury, and privacy. Gourmet kitchen with extensive cabinetry, center island, top-of-the-line appliances, dining nook and glass doors opening to the yard. A spacious 6-car garage and motor court provide ample parking space. You will feel as if you are always on vacation while living moments from local shops, restaurants, and entertainment.