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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A private oasis tucked within the exclusive, guard-gated estates of Fairbanks Ranch—a community known for its world-class equestrian facilities and pristine amenities amid 75 acres of park-like grounds—this stunning updated Spanish-Mediterranean-style home epitomizes luxury living. Architectural details abound, from a dramatic curved central staircase to arched doorways and soaring double-height ceilings, alongside high-end finishes, fixtures and European detailing. Host in the formal living or dining rooms, serve from a spacious chef's kitchen or entertain in the family room—which includes a corner wet bar—and seamlessly spills open into a patio with a BBQ, pool, spa and a lushly landscaped backyard crisscrossed with paths. There’s space for every need, like a library/large home office, gym, even a personal indoor golf simulator. And at night, retreat to a primary suite with an enviable dressing room/bathroom that includes a double shower and luxe soaking tub that's simply dreamy. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: RSLP,GSL Frontage: Open Space
Located within the gated grounds of the luxurious Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, this elegant and chic home exudes warmth and calm. As you enter the main courtyard surrounded by olive trees you are welcomed into the grand foyer with travertine flooring and high arched ceilings. Many custom finishes throughout including gorgeous reclaimed teakwood flooring in the family room and main bedroom creating a warm, cozy feeling with just a touch of rustic. This well designed floorplan has main bedroom suite, complete with sitting area, fireplace, his/her walk-in closets and vanities and custom soaking tub. Main bedroom is situated at the west end of the home for maximum privacy. The library/office with fireplace and custom cabinetry is an optimum executive workspace. All five bedrooms are ensuite with doors to either an interior courtyard or backyard patio. The gourmet kitchen is complete with high-end appliances, butler's pantry and separate walk-in pantry. With an expansive kitchen island, quartz countertops and two built-in refrigerators this space will be a gathering spot for all family and friends. However, the great room may just be the heart of this home.This stunning space has views to the pool and rolling hills in the distance and a dramatic sandstone fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. Membership options and exclusive discounts for residents at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa are also available.
Enjoy spending time at home with this exquisite resort style, private estate with upgrades and remodeling completed in 2020. Go to the movies in your own 15 seat movie theatre, entertain at home in one of the many luxurious formal gathering rooms, you can still go out for fun in your own multi-media billiard room with arcade and full bar. This home boasts a fitness room over looking the grand rock resort style pool with two waterfalls, slide and spa, seen through large disappearing pocket glass doors. The handsome Honduran-mahogany library with attached copy/fax/storage room is the perfect place to conduct your virtual meetings. Office is perfectly located for private meetings. All family bedroom suites occupy the second floor and accessed via a grand staircase, convenient elevator or spiral staircase. The master suite is a statement in privacy and comfort with two complete baths, multiple closets, charming balcony that overlooks the pool, spa, LIGHTED tennis court and lushly landscaped property. The kitchen will host the most accomplished cook with multiple professional grade appliances, extra large pantry and adjacent wine celler. The maids room is on the main floor near the kitchen and over sized laundry room. The large casual dining area and comfortable family room open to a fully covered outdoor living room for casual entertaining around the fireplace and 1 of 2 outdoor cooking areas. The detached guest house is complete with 3 full baths, sauna, two outdoor living areas and two full guest suites, each boasting their own kitchenettes and large walk-in closets. Separate laundry room for guests. Escape to the additional covered, heated gazebo perfectly situated along a private lawn, expansive putting green with sand trap and horseshoe pits with yet the second outdoor cooking area. A total of 8 cars could be kept in three attached garages, one equipped with two car lifts. Above all, a wonderful private interior cul-de-sac location within the gates of prestigious Fairbanks Ranch.
Single Level hilltop estate with breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views. Minutes to schools, shopping, restaurants, beaches, racetrack and world class country clubs and spas. This sprawling nearly 10,000 sq ft home on 2+ acres in Rancho Santa Fe has 5 en suite bedrooms, 2 half baths, gourmet kitchen, temperature controlled wine cellar, professional media room, wood paneled executive office, large laundry room, and oversized 6 car garage. The backyard has a resort style infinity edge pool with grotto and water slide, spa, outdoor kitchen and fire pit overlooking open space. Owned solar panels maintain the entire property with additional solar for pool/spa. Property is gated with no HOA or restrictive CC&Rs. The house is designed for comfortable living in- and outdoors. The media room seats eight and the large great room expands to the outdoors when a glass wall disappears. Sit outside and enjoy the hot air balloons pass by, and the sunset and ocean views. Each of the five bedrooms have their own full bathroom and oversized walk-in closet. Private entrances into two bedrooms could serve as separate guest quarters. In addition to no restrictive HOA or Mello-Roos fees, features include a security system with multiple CCTV cameras. The office has custom built-in wood cabinets and shelves and the six-car garage also has custom wood cabinets for storage. This house is upgraded and move-in ready! Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener, Satellite Dish, Shed(s), Vacuum/Central, Washer, Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: ,,LL,RSLP
Charming Spanish-style home with an updated modern vibe! Located on a quiet, interior lot on the north side of guard-gated Fairbanks Ranch, close to the community tennis courts, lake, clubhouse and private park. The two-story main home has a primary suite and guest suite on entry level, two more bedroom suites plus office upstairs. A spacious guest house adds two more bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a light and bright living area with travertine floors and vaulted ceilings. Recently updated finishes in the main house include hardwood floors, granite counter tops, glass and stainless steel railings. Outside, you'll enjoy a huge, all-usable grassy lawn and sparkling pool. See VIDEO in attached link! This lovely home is set within the prestigious community of Fairbanks Ranch, where residents enjoy 24-hour guard-gated security with roving patrols, a clubhouse, private lake with fishing and paddle boating, five tennis courts, a private park, walking trails and a top-notch equestrian center. Residents have access to excellent public schools including Solana Santa Fe School (K-6), a choice of Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach or Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley (7-8), and a choice of Torrey Pines High School or Canyon Crest Academy (9-12). From this home children can walk to the back gate of Solana Santa Fe School (K-6) without leaving the safety of the community. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 1258
Completed in 2021 and rebuilt from head to toe, this custom Mod-iterranean is laden with desirable amenities and situated inside the exclusive guard-gated community of Spyglass Estates, one of the most spectacular, safe, convenient, and beautiful communities in all of San Diego. The estate offers effortless indoor-outdoor living, custom smart home systems, and fine craftsmanship throughout. Sited on a flat elevated lot, its perks include breathtaking sunsets and panoramic views to the ocean. A luxurious main floor master retreat is surrounded by two executive office spaces offering an ideal work from home setup. Four additional oversized en-suite bedrooms complemented by a detached 1BR/1BA casita offer the perfect space for family or guests. 2.4 acres of beautifully manicured grounds include a pool and spa and are highlighted by a tremendous one-of-a-kind private playground park with ride-on-train. Both The Farms Golf Club and Rancho Valencia are walkable. There is no better place to enjoy the luxury life than here.
This exquisite estate stands above the rest. Pass through the gates and up a winding, tree-lined, drive to find a truly exceptional home tucked into the side of the hillside. Enjoy expansive views that stretch across historic Rancho Santa Fe. This recently remodeled beauty features soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light, chef's kitchen, and a resort-like pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen. First-floor Master features a steam shower, private sitting area, and grand walk-in closet. Home boasts two laundry rooms, multiple game areas, lit basketball court, and detached casita. No HOA, no Mello Roos, and very close proximity to beaches, restaurants, shopping, and more. This home is a must see! Centrally located home was built with quality in mind. Sweeping views, top of the line appliances, and a multitude of indoor/outdoor space. Home features wine room, game room, and much more! Home is fully fenced and very private. Equipment: Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL
Imagine a 5+ bedroom custom single level estate with courtyard entry, newly built in 2008 and completely updated with the finest modern finishes in the last few years. The stunning grounds boast rose, vegetable, and citrus gardens in addition to lush grass landscape. The massive pool and spa were carefully set amongst the incredible boulders and lush tropical additions. Tucked on one side of the house is a full size bocce ball court. The layout, design, and volume of the estate invites sunlight into every room. The formal areas with back lit slabs of onyx set a wonderful tone. The office is large yet cozy with separate entrance. The Primary Suite boasts an oversized room that opens onto the grounds and enjoys a spa-like bathroom with 2 magnificent boutique finished closets. There is a bonus room off the primary suite perfect for a gym, secondary office, or nursery. Two additional bedrooms suites are nearby. There was an attached 2-bedroom guest house that was transformed into an artist’s dream studio that could easily be recreated back into a 2-bedroom guest house. The gourmet kitchen would satisfy any chef and nicely opens onto the family room and game room which leads into the media room. Two additional bedroom suites are located on this wing. The outdoor living is immense and ideal for any desired entertaining. Step out the private side gate onto the community park, volleyball court, basketball court, lake, walking trails and 5 lighted tennis courts. A dream home and location for the whole family.
Gate guarded Fairbanks Ranch with north side location, this magnificent estate is sited up on serene & verdant 1.42 acres with walking distance to the community lake, tennis courts and hiking trails. Entering though crafted doors to an engaging, private courtyard with fountain and colorful flora greats visitors. The first story of the main home contains; a dramatic formal entry, stunning living room with views to the tropical grounds and water fall pool, a large dining room, incredible sumptuous Primary Suite with fireplace & massage room or an additional office, two massive walk-in closets & lavish bath with separate sinks & toilets and large tub. Also on the main level is a private guest en-suite, paneled office with masonry fireplace and doors leading to the garden trimmed courtyard, a home theater/media room, gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry, walk-in pantry and a wine wall. The spacious kitchen and breakfast area are open to the massive family room with a masonry fireplace and formal bar, leading out to the outdoor living room area with masonry fireplace. A large laundry room and a 6 car garage complete the first floor. The second floor consists of: three spacious en-suite bedrooms with a large secondary family room/game room/study and three balconies. The manicured grounds contain the outdoor living room with masonry fireplace, a tropical paradise setting with multi-waterfall pool with slide, rolling play yard with trampoline, separate pool bath, verdant landscaping plus a separate self-contained spacious Guest House with living room, a masonry fireplace, kitchenette, and an en-suite bedroom. Originally built by Richard Doan for his family. Location, privacy, serenity, ideal floorplan, with superb quality throughout plus located within the finest community in Rancho Santa Fe and with no Mello-Roos, this forever home is second to none.
Rancho Santa Fe at Morgan Run Country Club, Live the Country Club lifestyle. 2 bedroom, 2 bath open floor plan with lots of natural Light, High 10 foot ceilings & Attached Garage with storage space - also One additional assigned Car space. Steps to the pool, spa and Morgan Run: Golf, Tennis, Health Club/Gym, Dine. A short drive to Beaches, shopping, restaurants & Del Mar Fairgrounds/Track. New Bathroom Cabinets, Quartz, Mirror, Faucet, New Shower; tile, fixtures; Beautiful! New Flooring, Wood Look Plank Tile throughout the condo except bedrooms. Laundry; Full size washer/dryer inside condo. GROUND FLOOR LEVEL. Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL
Views, views, views! Totally and completely renovated single story home, in the gated community of Del Rayo Downs. DuChateau wide plank hardwood floors, state of the art kitchen with top of the line appliances, spectacular master bathroom with extra large his & her separate closets, light and bright open floorpan with vaulted ceilings. Great entertaining in covered outdoor living area. Community pool, tennis/pickelball courts, and clubhouse. Walk to Rancho Valencia and farmers market, award winning schools.
Charming Private & Picturesque Golf Course Home. This light, bright 4 bedroom, 3 bath home lives like a single story. Homes boasts the choice of Dual Master locations-One master bedroom downstairs with views of the golf course & another on the second floor. Recently remodeled with beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters, custom cabinetry,new appliances, smart lighting & security system. The open family room with custom hearth invites you through a full wall of glass to the peaceful, entertaining backyard. Enjoy dining alfresco at the newly built barbecue island. This Whispering Palms turn key home is a true gem.