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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:05 AM Feb 12

Va. horse farm, once Robert Duvall's, on the market for $3.7 million

Va. horse farm, once Robert Duvall’s, on the market for $3.7 million

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The five-bedroom, six-bathroom main house is over 200 years old.

By Sophia Solano
February 9, 2024 at 5:00 a.m. EST

In the backyard, a pool on an elevated patio. (Upward Studio)

Diane Ingoe was going through a divorce. So was Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall. She knew him through an equestrian academy in Virginia hunt country when, in 1988, he invited her to live on his Loudoun County horse farm. ... “He said, ‘Why don’t you just rent my house here?’” Ingoe said. “He was spending most of his time in New York and California then. … That’s how it all started.”

Ingoe has lived in the property’s carriage house for more than 35 years, through several owners, many renovations, and a handful of world-famous visitors. The property, Butcher’s Run, near Philomont, is about a seven-mile drive from the town of Purcellville and has a Purcellville mailing address. The main house, other buildings and 33 acres are on the market now for $3.7 million.

Duvall bought the property in 1985 but didn’t spend much time there until later, after he met his third wife, tango dancer Sharon Brophy, Ingoe said. Then came the frequent visits by well-known musicians: Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson.

“A lot of [Duvall’s] friends, a lot of guys that worked with him on a movie or something, would be here,” Ingoe said. “One day, we were just sitting around in the kitchen and all of a sudden Johnny [Cash] walked in through the door. Bobby didn’t even know he was coming.”


By Sophia Solano
Sophia Solano is an editorial aide and freelance writer for fine arts and pop culture at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she worked with NBC4 Washington and Voice of America Student Union. Twitter https://twitter.com/sophiansolano
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Va. horse farm, once Robert Duvall's, on the market for $3.7 million (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Feb 12 OP
If I only had an extra 3.5 million. bottomofthehill Feb 12 #1
I could only name one film with Robert Duvall. The Eagle Has Landed. bucolic_frolic Feb 12 #2
Played Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now Cheezoholic Feb 12 #5
It looks dated. marble falls Feb 12 #3
Did not know Duvall horsed around. Sneederbunk Feb 12 #4


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1. If I only had an extra 3.5 million.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:22 AM
Feb 12

I would love to live there. Difficult but malarkey drive to DC, plenty of space, indoor and outdoor, the pool and fireplace. I am only short the money.


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2. I could only name one film with Robert Duvall. The Eagle Has Landed.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:23 AM
Feb 12

So guy is not on my radar. Wiki says he's a reformed conservative, independent now (2014), with libertarian leanings.


Descendant of the Lee's of Virginia, and Mayflower era Huguenot's, son of an Admiral. US Army vet, good for him.


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5. Played Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 04:32 PM
Feb 12

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning.." was a famous line by him in the movie.

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