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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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
As you approach Rancho Santa Fe, experience the coveted Villages of Fairbanks Ranch! Gorgeous peek-of-ocean view home located in the highly sought after gated community of Senterra among private, quiet cul-d-sac! Largest Valencia plan with bedroom/bath plus office down, spectacular upstairs master bedroom with sweeping balcony views & fireplace plus 2 more bedrooms. Gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, stainless appliances, custom cabinets & wine fridge. This stunner boasts 3 fireplaces, high ceilings, custom banister, beautiful built-ins, plantation shutters and A/C. Just minutes to Del Mar Beaches, One Paseo shopping and award winning schools. Relax and enjoy the San Diego sunshine from your low maintenance yard with views, BBQ, fruit trees & firepit. Let magnificent sunsets welcome you home!
A traditional estate nestled in the exclusive gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. Enjoy a versatile open floor plan with 5 of the 6 bedrooms on the main floor. Notable spaces include a 1700 bottle wine room, large flex space, media room and sauna. Verdant landscape.
GORGEOUS Morgan Run - Rancho Santa Fe - Stunning!!! Top-of-the-line remodel with no detail left behind. Sensational open concept kitchen and family room incorporating outdoor living with a wall of glass doors into the lavishly landscaped back yard complete with a large fire pit for you to sit and enjoy paradise within a stone's throw to Morgan Run's prestigious Golf Course. Oversized master suite with resort style bathroom, walk in shower with multiple heads, walk-in closet. Large formal living and dining rooms, beautiful atrium and 3 more large bedrooms, plus an office. Location, size, design and décor - it doesn't get better than this! What a gorgeous home with immaculate design. Architectural Style: Monterey/Hacienda/Adobe View: Monterey/Hacienda/Adobe Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer, Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
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.
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
Guard Gated 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.
An elegant, yet comfortable single level home that is in move-in condition. 10 foot ceilings, 8 foot doors, travertine and hardwood flooring throughout. All 3 bedrooms are en-suite and baths are updated. The sunny kitchen and breakfast nook has Carrera marble counters, custom cabinetry, 6 burner gas stove, double ovens and Sub Zero refrigerator. A cozy family room with built-in shelving and cabinetry opens to the inviting living room with fireplace and full bar. The master bedroom offers a garden view, two walk-in closets, a spa tub and large travertine shower, small private office and fireplace. The living room has two sets of French doors that open to the private and lush backyard. the home is ideal for indoor or outdoor entertaining with gracious foyer and formal dining room, as well as a backyard patio with large extendable awning and gazebo for shaded dining. Stratford is a secluded gated community providing a quiet respite from the rest of the world. The friendly community enjoys peace-of-mind with substantial security, including gated entrance and over night security patrolling.
Prestigious guard gated community with 24 hour security!!!! Breathtaking, panoramic views from all floors of golf course, waterfalls and lake. This lovely villa offers carefree living with it's convenient location next to tennis courts, and just a short walk to clubhouse,pool, spa, and several restaurants. Elevator comfortably carries you to all floors. There is a separate living space that has a second master suite and has it's own garden/balcony allowing privacy for guests. . [Supplement]: The moment you drive into this prestigious, gated community, you enter a world of beauty. The landscaping on the way to the house is of lush greenery and lakes. This European styled villa home has french doors that open to enclosed balconies/patios off each floor-each with spectacular views. Kitchen hosts new appliances - two dishwashers, subzero, and stove top. There is wood cabinetry, and granite counters. Landscaping is tastefully accented with flowers in every corner, a small organic garden, and an assortment of fruit trees. Two dishwashers, three refrigerators, two wet bars, and private guest suite make this the ideal entertainment home. There is a laundry room off kitchen and a stacked washer and dryer upstairs in master bedroom bathroom closet. There also is a wet bar in the master bedroom. A stately library has wood panels and built in bookshelves. There are traventine floors through out and electric shades in dining room, living room, and master bedroom. Separate garage below for golf cart and direct golf course access. Much of furniture for sale.
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.