If you were born before 1980, you know Patrick Duffy for his role as beloved Bobby Ewing from the CBS drama “Dallas”. If you were born after 1980, you know Patrick for his role as Frank Lambert, husband of Susan Somers Carol Foster on the ABC TGIF sitcom Step by Step. Either way, the guy is creative.
Sadly, if you were born after 1990, you might not be familiar with the amazing talent that is, Patrick Duffy. And that’s partly Patrick’s choice. Although he’s continued to act consistently over the past quarter century, after making a ton of money acting and directing (he directed about 50 Step by Step 160 episodes), Patrick has largely retreated to a quiet, secluded life on a 600-acre ranch in Southern Oregon.
This farm is for sale now.
Patrick was first exposed to the beauty of southern Oregon while on a hunting trip with “Dallas” co-star Larry Hagman in 1989. A year later, Patrick and his wife Carlene returned to the South Medford, Oregon area, and proceeded to spend $1.5 million on 130 acres of land. .
Over the next decade, Patrick and Carlin spent an additional $3 million to purchase several surrounding parcels to assemble a 600-acre working farm with 9 buildings including a main residence. One of the remaining eight buildings is a guest house, the other is a farm ranger’s house and the rest are rental properties.
At one point Patrick and Carlene donated about 200 acres to the state for permanent preservation and protection, leaving the current 390-acre property.
Unfortunately, Carlene passed away in January 2017. In addition to having two sons with Patrick, Carlene is survived by a nephew born to her sister Roberta. This nephew is retired from Major League Baseball, Barry Zito. This is just a fun fact for Duffy for no reason at all.
In the year 2020, Patrick started dating actress Linda “Matlock” Burrell. Today, Patrick and Linda run a mail-order sourdough bread business called Duffy’s Dough.
Patrick revealed this week that he is ready to connect the Spurs to farm life. What is now marketed as “Duffy Ranch,” the sprawling, gorgeous 390-acre property is on sale for $14 million.
In fun and perhaps predictably, Patrick himself hosts the video tour. Enjoy: