J.R. Shot, Home Price Won't Flatline

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Actor Larry Hagman -- fondly remembered for his role as J.R. in the 1980s hit "Dallas" -- has listed his Ojai, Calif., home for $9.3 million.

The Mediterranean-style home sits on Sulpher Mountain Road in Ojai, with views of the ocean, the Channel Islands and surrounding Ventura Valley. The 18,000-square-foot home has nine bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms, two half-baths, and large sliding glass walls that provide a panoramic view almost anywhere in the house. The home also features a gorgeous swimming pool, garden and a helipad.

But there's more. The home includes a subtle homage to Southfork Ranch, the beloved soap opera's compound, and is recognized for its energy use -- or rather, lack thereof.

First, there's the "Dallas"-esque twist to the reason Hagman settled in Ojai in the early 1990s. His co-star, Mary Crosby, had a home there. Crosby played Kristin Shepard, J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law who shot Hagman's character at the conclusion of the iconic show.

Hagman may have played a ruthless oil baron on "Dallas." But, blogger Julia of Hooked on Houses reveals that the actor is actually less pro-oil and more pro-green. The 43-acre estate he shares with his wife, couture fashion designer Maj, is the largest solar-powered residence in the United States. Hagman says of his home, "Let's call it heaven, because this is the closest you're ever going to get."

Here is a video produced for the listing agency, Christie's Great Estates, in which Hagman describes the savings his solar home provides. He installed solar power in 2003 and watched as his annual electric bill plummeted from $37,000 to just $13!

Hooked on Houses also noticed the slight, perhaps unintentional homage to the television series.



On the left, Hagman's home has a yellow and white striped patio awning; on the right, a screen shot of "Dallas" that shows a very similar awning that was a fixture in the Ewing family's gathering spot.

Hagman built the home in 1992. This is the first time it has ever been on the market.
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