With an exterior that is beautifully inspired by the grand estates of the French countryside and a fresh interior that hosts today’s most sought-after amenities, this exclusive estate presents a desirable and rare combination in Rancho Santa Fe’s guard-gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. Located on a prime, lush and colorful 1-acre homesite with a large terrace, sparkling pool and spa, mature trees, a circular drive and abundant privacy, the grand residence is complemented by 4 bedroom suites and a dedicated office, making it ideal for both active families and empty-nesters. Three bedrooms are situated upstairs, including a glamorous master suite with fireplace, sitting area, elegant bath, oversized walk-in closet and views of the immaculate grounds. Two secondary bedroom suites with private baths are ideal in size and location, and a third offers the convenience of a main-floor setting. Entertain formally in a stylish living room and an intimate dining room that showcases wainscoting and a dual tray ceiling. At the heart of the home, a spacious family room with walk-in wet bar and terrace access is adjacent to an impressive kitchen updated with granite countertops, a large island with prep sink and cooktop, 2 stainless dishwashers, a built-in refrigerator, white cabinetry with glass inserts in upper cabinets, a pantry, wine cooler and breakfast room. Additional refinements include a fabulous 2-story foyer with dual curving staircases, crown molding throughout, handsome fireplaces, beamed ceilings in select locations, Palladian windows and plantation shutters. Fairbanks Ranch offers ideal proximity to award-winning schools, shopping, fine dining and even the San Diego International Airport.