“Who shot J.R.?” is still one of TV’s greatest cliffhangers, and the show “Dallas” one of the greatest hits of the 1980s.
The show, which chronicled the Ewing family among the wealthy Texas oil business, even spanned a remake in 2012, starring the original J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman).
To properly showcase the “Dallas” lifestyle, the show used a location about 25 miles north of Dallas in Parker, Texas as the exterior for Southfork Ranch, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Today, the place is used as a tourist and conference center.
Many of the interior scenes, however, were filmed in a home in the North Dallas Preston Hollow neighborhood, currently for sale at $12.95 million
“It was the one chosen out of the many luxurious mansions gracing the city to showcase a home that would be equal to an oil baron of Ewing’s stature,” according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
The 10,341-square-foot home reportedly features five bedrooms and seven baths on 4.3 acres. There is also a formal living and dining room, chef’s kitchen with dining area, billiards room, media room, high-speed elevator, family room and wet bar. The exterior features an exercise building, pool, spa, tennis court, a creek-side terrace and fire pit. Famous Texan neighbors include former President George W. Bush, T. Boone Pickens and Mark Cuban.