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Actor Patrick Duffy asking $14 million for Eagle Point ranch

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Patrick Duffy’s ranch boasts 2 miles of river frontage along the Rogue. [courtesy photo]
Actor Patrick Duffy has owned the ranch since 1990. [courtesy photo]

Television actor Patrick Duffy is selling the vast Southern Oregon property he’s owned since 1990.

Duffy, 73, best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the 1980s prime-time soap opera “Dallas,” and for starring alongside Suzanne Somers in the 1990s sitcom “Step by Step,” wants $14 million for his 390-acre ranch along the Rogue River near Eagle Point.

In a video promoting the listing, Duffy compared his property to the fictional ranch on “Dallas.”

“The Dallas South Fork Ranch was the Ewings’ kingdom,” Duffy said in the video. “This is the Duffy kingdom.”

The ranch has seven homes, six of which are currently used as rentals, and includes an on-site manager who’s been there since before Duffy bought the property, according to Alan DeVries, farm, ranch and vineyard director with Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Duffy’s home on the property is a 3,000-square-foot “lodge-style retreat” built in the 1950s and used as a corporate getaway for General Electric executives. It boasts four bedrooms, four baths, an elevator, river views and two guest homes.

“There’s a dedicated pool house and a log cabin where they put a hot tub spa in that overlooks the river. There’s also a wine cave that’s dug into the earth and lined with rocks that can probably fit 2,500 bottles of wine — temperature controlled by the earth,” DeVries said.

Aside from the amenities, according to DeVries, what really sets the home apart is the natural splendor of the land.

“It’s just different worlds at this place,” DeVries said, describing wildlife such as a resident elk herd, blacktail deer, jackrabbits, geese and “lots of turkeys.”

The ranch boasts 2 miles of river frontage along the Rogue and miles of trails.

In the promotional video, Duffy said, “The river is the only reason that we considered buying this property.”

At $14 million, DeVries acknowledges the asking price is higher than his average listing of around $2 million.

“The property lends itself to that price because there’s really no other place that’s sold recently that’s had this much river frontage,” DeVries said. “It’s pretty special.”

There are lots of personal touches and “just little tidbits” linked to the television icon throughout the property. For instance, there’s a hat that “Dallas” co-star Larry Hagman — who died in 2012 — placed on Duffy’s wall in 1990.

“It hasn’t moved since,” DeVries said.

Duffy taught his grandchildren to fish in the property’s 2-acre pond, according to DeVries. The actor’s son was married under a 100-year-old oak tree, and the reception was held in the 150-year-old barn on the property, according to DeVries.

“Now he’s ready to turn it over to the next steward of the land,” DeVries said.

Duffy bought the ranch in 1990 and has been active in the Southern Oregon community over the past three decades.

Starting in the early to mid-1990s, Duffy helped open the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History in Ashland, now the site of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, he read Dr. Seuss to kids at the Shady Cove library in 2009 and helped support the rebuild of Eagle Point’s Butte Creek Mill in 2018, Mail Tribune archives show.

In 2016, Duffy helped Southern Oregon Land Conservancy buy the 352-acre MacArthur Ranch and transform it into what’s now known as the Rogue River Preserve. The property previously was owned by descendants of former Mail Tribune publisher Robert Ruhl.

Duffy spent most of the year on tour in the United Kingdom with his girlfriend of two years, Linda Purl, for a traveling stage production, called “Catch Me if You Can.”

The production ran from January through July, and now the couple are launching a baking business called “Duffy’s Dough,” selling dehydrated sourdough starter kits. The business was inspired by the sourdough pancakes Duffy first made for Purl at her home in Colorado, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Reach web editor Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTwebeditor.