‘Dallas’ Star Linda Gray Sells Mid-Century Modern Home Designed by A. Quincy Jones

The actress parted ways with the charming Santa Clarita property she's been calling home for the past five decades. "I've been here 50 years," shares the actress. "And I've loved every single moment of it."

Jenny Schafer
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Dallas star Linda Gray has sold her beloved California compound after living in (and loving it) for 50 years.

Named Oak Tree Ranch after the stunning oak trees that grow on the property, the private estate in Santa Clarita, Calif. is just 30 minutes from Los Angeles and a real treat for the eyes.

In a promotional video touring the property, the Golden Globe-nominated actress, 81, calls the sprawling estate “an oasis” and the perfect place to ponder life’s biggest questions. 

And we’re here to give you a closer look at her impressive longtime abode, designed by acclaimed architect A. Quincy Jones.

rustic house and barn designed by architect A. Quincy Jones
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A look at Linda Gray’s glamorous career

Although she started her career in 1960s television commercials, Linda Gray is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing, the better half of Larry Hagman’s character J.R. Ewing, the ruthless oil baron on the CBS TV drama series Dallas.

While Dallas initially ran for 13 years from 1978 – 1991, the popular series was brought back to life in 2012 — Gray reprised her famous role for two years on the TNT reboot. 

The acclaimed actress gained great success from her television career, but she is also an accomplished stage and film actor, director and producer, as well as a former model. 

Some of her other screen credits include appearing opposite Sylvester Stallone in the 1991 film Oscar, playing a lead role in the Fox Drama series Models Inc., and starring as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate in the West End of London and also on Broadway. 

close-up photo of Dallas actress Linda Gray
Actress Linda Gray. Photo credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com

A look inside the home she’s loved for 50 years

Her latest role? Promoting her own home.

In a 5-minute promotional video, Gray highlights her favorite aspects of the 4,800-square-foot home that just hit the market at $2,995,000.

“I’ve been here 50 years,” shares the actress. “And I’ve loved every single moment of it.”

The Emmy Award-nominated actress recalls looking at the land, which was considered to be the middle of nowhere 50 years ago.

Her husband, who was the art director at Warner Brothers Records, asked his friend A. Quincy Jones to build their dream house on the secluded lot. The pair became pals while “Q” was building the Warner Brothers Records building in Burbank.

Calling it “an oasis,” Gray says the home has so many unique features.

The mid-century modern home was designed by legendary architect A. Quincy Jones, who also designed the Brody House, Sunnylands (the former Annenberg Estate) and many University of California buildings

living room of a midcentury house designed by architect A. Quincy Jones
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living room in a midcentury house with exposed beams
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dining room with wooden furniture and skylight
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In her video tour, Gray says the floor is made of heart pine, meaning the heart of the pine tree, sourced from a New Orleans schoolhouse

living room with a fireplace in a midcentury house designed by architect A. Quincy Jones
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The private California compound, located in Santa Clarita, features 3 bedrooms in the main house and a striking primary bathroom with a freestanding fireplace

cozy bedroom with fireplace and skylight
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stunning bathroom with glass walls, freestanding fireplace and hot tub
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The kitchen was designed by architect Josh Schweitzer, a self-proclaimed food lover that’s married to famous TV chef and cookbook author Mary Sue Milliken

designer kitchen with exposed racks for pots and pans
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He fitted the kitchen with beautiful racks to hang pots and pans out in the open, pro-style appliances and a pizza oven

wood pizza oven in the kitchen of a celebrity home
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There’s also an ultra-charming 2-bedroom guest house on the property

living room of a guest house on actress Linda Grey's property
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cozy bedroom in a midcentury modern guest house
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Sitting on 2.7 acres of lush land, the property has stables for four horses, a tack room/barn, a north-south tennis court, large swimmer’s pool with spa, organic gardens, koi pond, chicken coop, and an endless lawn

exterior of a midcentury home and barn with a pool
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koi pond in a celebrity home
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aerial view of actress Linda Gray's property with a pool and tennis court
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The stunning Santa Clarita home was listed with agents Billy Rose, Natasha Sizlo, and Andrea Korchek of The Agency for $2,995,000.

Public records show that Linda Gray sold the property two months later, and didn’t get a penny less than what she asked for, with the property selling at full ask. To be honest, after touring it, we’re surprised it didn’t end up starting a bidding war.

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Jenny Schafer is the former senior editor of a high-profile celebrity blog she ran for 10+ years. A proud mom-of-three and resident of Vancouver, B.C., Jenny writes with a keen social consciousness and passion to keep things positive. She has been interviewed by various news sources such as CNN, Zimbio, Mom Spark and was a regular contributor for HerSay.