The expansive Southern Oregon ranch that television actor Patrick Duffy has owned since 1990 is being sold.
For his 390-acre ranch along the Rogue River in Eagle Point, Duffy, 73, who is best known for playing Bobby Ewing in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dallas" and for co-starring in the 1990s sitcom "Step by Step," is asking $14 million.
Duffy compared his property to the fictional ranch on "Dallas" in a video promoting the listing.
According to Duffy in the documentary, "The Dallas South Fork Ranch was the Ewings' domain." "This is the kingdom of Duffy."
According to Alan DeVries, farm, ranch and vineyard director with Cascade Hasson Sotheby's International Realty, the ranch features seven homes, six of which are now being used as rentals, and includes an on-site manager who has been there since before Duffy purchased the property.
The 3,000 square foot "lodge-style hideaway" that serves as Duffy's residence on the site was constructed in the 1950s for executives of General Electric as a business retreat. It boasts two guest homes, an elevator, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms in addition to river views.
There is a separate pool house, as well as a log cabin with a hot tub spa that views out over the river. There is also a wine cave that has been cut into the soil and is lined with rocks; it can hold about 2,500 bottles of wine and is kept at a consistent temperature by the earth, according to DeVries.
DeVries asserts that in addition to the conveniences, the beauty of the surrounding natural environment is what really distinguishes the house.
DeVries described the area's wildlife, which includes an elk herd that lives there as well as blacktail deer, jackrabbits, geese, and "plenty of turkeys."
The property features miles of trails in addition to 2 miles of riverfront along the Rogue.
Duffy claimed in the advertisement that "the river is the only reason we contemplated buying this property"
DeVries agrees that the asking price of $14 million is greater than his typical listing of about $2 million.
There really hasn't been a recent sale of a property with this much river frontage, so the property lends itself to that price, according to DeVries. "It's pretty unique,"
The entire property is filled with unique details and "just small morsels" related to the television legend. For instance, Duffy's "Dallas" co-star Larry Hagman, who passed away in 2012, left a hat on her wall in 1990.
Since then, DeVries noted, "it hasn't moved."
According to DeVries, Duffy taught his grandchildren to fish in the 2-acre pond on the property. According to DeVries, the actor's son wed beneath a 100-year-old oak tree, and the reception was held in the 150-year-old barn on the property.
He's now prepared to hand it off to the following land steward, DeVries added.
Since purchasing the ranch in 1990, Duffy has been involved in the Southern Oregon community.
Duffy helped open the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History in Ashland, which is now the location of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, in the early to mid-1990s. He also read Dr. Seuss to children at the Shady Cove library in 2009, and in 2018, according to Mail Tribune archives, he contributed to the rebuilding of Eagle Point's Butte Creek Mill.
In order to create the Rogue River Preserve, Duffy assisted Southern Oregon Land Conservancy in purchasing the 352-acre MacArthur Ranch in 2016. Descendants of former Mail Tribune publisher Robert Ruhl previously held the property.
Duffy and Linda Purl, his girlfriend of two years, spent the majority of the year touring in the UK for the "Catch Me if You Can" travelling stage show.
The manufacturing went from January to July, and now the couple is starting a bakery named "Duffy's Dough" that will offer starter kits for dehydrated sourdough. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the idea for the company sprang from the sourdough pancakes Duffy initially baked for Purl at her house in Colorado.