$10.5 Million Dollar Estate Up for Auction in Fairbanks Ranch

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 2:31pm.

Image of pool and deck beyond Fairbanks Ranch luxury home
Photo courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions

A 5-acre estate in Rancho Santa Fe is going to be on Platinum Luxury Auction’s block on October 3rd. The estate lies within Fairbanks Ranch and boasts European architectural influences throughout its 15,321 square feet of living space. The striking home will go to the highest bidder out of a pool of interested parties that will place reserve bids of $5 million.

With 11 bedrooms, 11 full and 2 half bathrooms and seven en-suite bedrooms, the luxury residence up for auction is nothing short of grand. The list of high-end features in the master suite is rather impressive, including:

  • Private elevator
  • Italian glass tiles in the master bath
  • Infrared sauna
  • Steam shower
  • Heated floors
  • Custom closets

The upscale amenities are not confined to the residence’s master suite and echo from the gourmet kitchen, to the theater, and into the lounge. The estate’s interior and exterior spaces are not forced to merely coexist. Custom glass doors completely retract opening the living room up to the expansive lanai, thus allowing both spaces to interplay freely.

Beyond the lanai are a summer kitchen and a lounge area that surrounds an outdoor fireplace. An additional dining area accommodates up to 24 guests and rounds out the impressive exterior space. A resort style saltwater pool, spa tub and waterfall beneath a pergola of wisteria vines complete the private paradise.

The property also encompasses a guesthouse, staff apartment and studio with kitchen that could serve a variety of purposes from an artist’s retreat to a yoga studio. The list is only hampered by one’s imagination.

The estate is its own natural oasis, with drought resistant native California plants that are as water efficient as they are beautiful. Sprawling throughout the property are over 30 organic fruit trees, 70 California Coastal live oaks, 20 stately sycamore trees and an enchanting 200-specimen rose garden.

The property going up for auction is nothing short of remarkable, but the one thing that truly separates it from other fine estates is its location in Fairbanks Ranch, a community with few equals. Originally owned by Douglas and Mary Pickford Fairbanks, the community stretches across 75 acres of coveted Rancho Santa Fe land. The exclusive Fairbanks Ranch community is comprised of 600 luxury residences and is dotted with high-end amenities, including the following:

  • Equestrian center
  • Community library
  • 9-hole putting green
  • Private lake
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts

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