'Duck Dynasty' Family's Real Estate Empire
The "Duck Dynasty" family has come a long way from its A&E show, which ran from 2012 to 2017 and was one of the biggest hits in cable television history. Millions of Americans tuned in to see the shenanigans of the Robertsons, and by just the third season, the budget had expanded by five times its initial one, with the Robertson family commanding $6 million in talent fees.
Plus, there's all that money from the duck calls of Duck Commander, the business they own and operate, which pushes $2.27 million in sales every year. That's a lot of loot.
So have the stars of "Duck Dynasty" bought mansions with their millions, or are they sticking to their self-proclaimed "redneck" roots in West Monroe, Louisiana? Their real estate may (or may not) surprise you.
Phil Robertson's Property
Phil Robertson has never been shy about anything, including giving out his home address. Which he "accidentally" gave out on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 2013.
The Robertson family patriarch grew up in poverty, but became a multimillionaire with the success of Duck Commander and "Duck Dynasty."
With an estimated net worth of $10 million, what kind of home do you think he lives in?
Living on the Bayou
If you know Phil, then you're probably not surprised that he lives here. This property is located in the backwoods of Monroe, right on the Ouchita River.
He and his wife, Kay, may have been living here for many years. There's no indication on the last time it was sold. Phil and Kay Enterprises was established in September 2007, according to state records. That's about five years before the Robertsons hit the big time with "Duck Dynasty."
There are a few buildings nearby, and we think it all belongs to Phil and Kay. According to Radar Online, they dropped $50,000 for a 21.5-acre plot of land by the Ouchita River in 2013.
An Aerial View
This shot from the air shows a clearer view of the house, along with some boats used for hunting and skirting the bayou.
'Does It Flood Here?'
When Phil was inspecting this property, he had one question for the real estate agent: "Does it flood in here?"
Phil knew the answer. He could see the waterline from the trees nearby. The agent told him the truth — this property floods a whole bunch. "I told her, we don't want it unless it floods." She responded, "Mr. Robertson, I think you're gonna love this place."
You can listen to him tell the story on his YouTube channel.
According to listing records, Phil and Kay live in a 2,468-square-foot home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Realtor.com estimates its value at nearly $220,000, but that's not including the additional acres or whatever other structures he owns.
A Simple Life
There isn't too much information available about Robertson's house. He and Kay live here with their two terriers (who are really good at killing snakes).
It also appears that Phil hosts his biblical podcast, "Unashamed With Phil Robertson" in this house.
A Glimpse Inside
We get a glimpse inside Phil and Kay's home from his Instagram (you'll see more on the show, of course).
You can see that, despite their millions of dollars and fame, they still choose to live simply. Paper plates to hold dinner and a moderately sized television in the background of a house stuffed with vintage nicknacks.
That shouldn't surprise fans of the show, where one of the running jokes was Phil buying his clothes at the local Walmart and that he doesn't do the whole technology thing.
This screengrab from the show provides a good look at the home's floorplan and features.
There's picture rail lighting, simple tile flooring, wooden cabinets and more than enough room in the living area for comfy seating.
You can see Phil sitting in his favorite chair, doing his favorite thing: reading the Bible.
Phil and Kay's Kitchen
Phil and Kay's kitchen features simple wood cabinets and a large ceramic tile-topped island, which holds an electric stove.
Living Off the Land
Phil hunts and fishes off this land, catching and eating his own food. He might not even go into town all that often.
Growing up, Phil's family ate off the land they owned in Vivian, Louisiana. They had no electricity or working toilet.
Miss Kay's Sweets and Eats
While Phil is content with hunting, fishing and his podcast, Kay has her own business. It's a bakery called Miss Kay's Sweets and Eats. It's located in West Monroe and opened in December 2016.
The bakery serves sweets like brownies, carmelitas, cookies, pralines and pies.
Breakfast, lunch and coffee are also offered.
Getting Some Sweets
Miss Kay's Sweets and Eats is still open and appears to be doing well with lots of positive reviews on Google, Yelp, and Trip Advisor.
This is a "before" photo of the interior, taken around 2017, before it was remodeled. The counter is small, and there doesn't seem to be enough room to show off all the goods.
Expanding the Counterspace
This is a post-renovation photo of the business. There's a whole lot more space. The counter has been greatly expanded, and there is now a large pastry display case for all the baked goods.
The small serving window has also been removed.
Kay really does have an eye for decor.
Korie and Willie's House
Korie and Willie's house is part of a compound that the Robertsons own.
It's not located in the swamps. It's actually about 40 minutes away from Phil's home on the bayou and pretty close to the center of West Monroe.
Willie's net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
A Slice of the Compound
The "Duck Dynasty" family has a lot of members, with several of them living on several conjoined acres they call "Robertson Row."
There isn't any listing information for this one, but it looks to be several thousand square feet and may have been custom-built to the Roberts' liking.
The Front Door
This shot is the front of the house.
Notice the large brickwork siding and the tall, heavy front door with iron handle.
Inside the foyer, an L-shaped staircase leads downstairs, while there's a piano available for playing.
Pictured here is Willie and Korie's 23-year-old daughter, Sadie, giving a tour of her home to NBC.
There's a large stone fireplace with a floating wood mantle and beautiful wide plank flooring.
The Living Room
The biggest fixture in the living room is this sectional couch, which is where the Roberts family likes to congregate when they're visiting.
"This is probably the most comfortable spot in the house," Sadie told "Today" in 2020. "This couch is like everything. It wraps around, and it's so big. We play games on this table and watch our reality TV."
As you can see, there's quite a lot of them. This Instagram was posted by Missy Robertson, wife of Jase Robertson.
In mid-2020, DNA results found that she had a sister that she never knew existed. That discovery led to another six new members of the Robertson extended family.
The Dining Room
"The heart of this home is our kitchen table," said Sadie.
There are a lot of chairs here to accommodate such a large family. And the Robertsons pray before every meal.
That chandelier made of antlers is cool, too.
Sadie doesn't live in the house anymore, but her old bedroom is upstairs.
The most eye-catching feature is the built-in desk and bookshelf, which has a large, framed picture of the word "kind."
"That's something my mom always prayed over us, that we would be strong and we would be kind," she said.
Sadie and her younger sister, Bella, shared a bedroom for most of their lives.
So when Willie and Korie bought (or possibly built) this house, they had sliding barn doors installed between these two rooms. That way, she and Bella could have private bedrooms while also having quick access to one another when they wanted to do so.
Sadie now lives with her husband, Christian Huff, after moving out.
This is one of the home's bathrooms, possibly the girls' bathroom.
There are dual marble-top vanities and a soaking tub. Korie designed the room.
"My mom did a really great job," said Sadie. "I made this request that we could get a really great tub, and this bathtub is amazing."
The house has a large office space set away from the main living areas for privacy.
Sadie is holding a copy of her 2020 book, "Live," a book about Christian values and finding joy in life.
It is the fifth book she has written.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this "Duck Dynasty" house is the lines of Bible scripture that have been etched into the floor. Each scripture is designated to one of the Robertson's family members. The one seen here is for Mary Kate Robertson, who married into the family when she married Luke Robertson in 2015.
"It's cool that these words and these scriptures are literally imprinted in the ground that we're working from," explained Sadie. "They're also a little reminder to make sure that God is at the forefront and the foundation of everything we do."
A Close-Up of the Scriptures
A close-up of Jeremiah 29:11. The full scripture reads: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
The Tennis Court
The home has a full-sized tennis court, which is nice, but not super interesting.
But what is interesting is what the Robertsons decided to do with it for Sadie's wedding.
A Full-Court Wedding
For Sadie's wedding, they transformed the tennis court into a wedding tent, complete with fake grass and hundreds of string lights.
Sadie wed Christian Huff, a 22-year-old college student, In November 2019.
This is the family compound. We're not entirely sure which houses belong to which family members (and which ones don't), but Sadie mentioned that her brother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother live on the property.
Willie's house was shot at by some lunatic driving a truck and drinking vodka in May 2020. The suspect was arrested.
Willie told the local media that eight to 10 bullets hit his house. One bullet went through a window, but no one was injured.
Willie opened a restaurant in West Monroe called Duck Diner in 2013. It served traditional Southern-style comfort food, like fried chicken, fried catfish, meatloaf and various burgers.
The restaurant went through some changes and reopened in 2017 but is no longer open for business.
Not that it really matters. Willie is the CEO of Duck Commander.
Let's take a quick look at what it used to be.
'Nobody Drives Us Crazy Like Our Own Family'
A mural on one of the walls in the Duck Diner depicts many of the Robertson family. The quote is from Willie, from their very first episode. If you can't read it, here it is:
"Nobody drives us crazy like our own family. They're odd, they push our buttons, they're the source of our biggest frustrations. But, also, our greatest joy. It's not always going to run smoothly, we're not always going to agree. But in the end, we're a family first and a business second."
The Gaze of Willie
The unmistakable visage of Willie gazed down on those who dined here.
The restaurant had decent reviews on Facebook and Yelp, but according to one Yelp reviewer, the business closed in August 2019.
Willie also has a beautiful ranch property that appeared in the episode of "Duck Dynasty" where John Luke and Mary Kate were married.
This barn served as part of the reception.
A Wedding Venue
Mary Kate and John Luke were married here in 2016. They had a gigantic wedding, with about 800 guests.
We're not sure why Sadie and Christian opted to have their wedding on a transformed tennis court when this was available.
Maybe they just wanted to be different, or had much fewer guests.
The Robertson Mansion
Just look at that house! We can't quite figure out where this property is — all news outlets just reported the wedding happened in West Monroe — but it's stunning.
Willie and Korie's house is large, but this home is grand.
A Towering Property
The mansion is a Queen Anne Victorian-style home with clapboard siding and a second-floor balcony that overlooks the property.
This picture is from Oak Weddings and Events, a wedding planning company based in Forest, Mississippi. The Robertsons selected them to plan John and Mary Kate's wedding.
Inside the Mansion
Check out the framed "Duck Dynasty" poster and the guitars.
Silas had a brief musical career after "Duck Dynasty" ended, but they're probably not being displayed for that reason.
We're only given a few brief looks inside the home in John Luke and Mary Kate's wedding video.
The mansion has wide plank hardwood floors and is outfitted with antique furniture.
In this shot, groomsmen make their way upstairs to get ready for the big day. We get a good look at the stately wooden staircase with iron railings.
In the background, there's a picture of a duck in what is perhaps the bar area.
A Closer Look
A closer look at the staircase reveals the curling ironwork details.
Large, exposed wood beams with decorative metal brackets can be seen in the background.
For the wedding, Oak Weddings hired the Longview, Texas-based party supply shop Pursuing Eden to provide dozens of vintage chairs and loveseats to be used as seating for the ceremony. Pretty cool!
We wonder if the Robertsons or anyone in their huge extended family brought a piece or two home.
Jase and Missy's Business
Jase and Missy Robertson invested in a historic plantation in Monroe and turned it into a bed-and-breakfast.
The 1847-built mansion has a pecan orchard, cornfields and is located on the Ouachita River.
The Federal stick-style house is made with hand-cut cypress lumber.
It even has a ghost.
Logtown Plantation has four different bedrooms, with rates that range from $250 to $425 a night.
An on-site cook whips up breakfast for guests in the morning.
The Dining Room
The dining room features a long plank farm table and vintage seating.
Eating breakfast here will be bright as long as the sun is shining, or cozy when it rains.
The parlor features beaded exposed rafters and dark wood paneling.
The fireplace has a Victorian mantle with store-bought millwork from the early 1880s.
And the windows are original to the plantation.
'Every Old House Has to Have a Ghost'
The Camellia room is the oldest room in the house and is original to the plantation (being so old, the plantation was expanded several times). The ceilings have been painted this light blue color — known as a "haint blue" — for over 170 years in order to keep evil spirits away.
This is also the room that's rumored to be haunted. One of the plantation's previous owners, Roland M. Filhiol, died in this room in 1906.
"Every old house has to have a ghost, so Logtown has Roland," the Robertsons wrote on the Logtown Plantation website.
Pecan View Suite
The Pecan View Suite is the main home's master bedroom, which was originally the plantation's kitchen. The windows look out onto the pecan orchard (hence the title).
Missy designed the room with brides in mind, installing a dressing room mirror and extravagant fixtures to complement the big day.
The Dressing Room
The nearly floor-to-ceiling mirror installed in this room, which used to be the porch, is great for brides and the bridal party.
Pecan View's Bathroom
The master bathroom used to be a cistern house, but was remodeled by the Robertsons in 2018 to become a master bath.
This looks like a fantastic place to take a mid-day soak.
The largest bedroom is located in a detached guest house. Named Magnolia Cottage after the four large Magnolia trees on the grounds, this cottage used to be a chapel.
The cottage has been wonderfully updated, with rustic farmhouse shiplap walls.
A Cozy Bathroom
The master bathroom was designed around the freestanding antique clawfoot tub, which is original to the plantation.
The brass hardware of the bathroom mirror the antique fixtures of the tub, and the walk-in shower features large rain heads and subway tiling.
The Magnolia Cottage can be rented out for $425 a night.
Cypress Suite is a $300-per-night room located near the kitchen.
Good thing it comes with a daybed to lounge in, after you've stuffed yourself.
Cypress Suite's Bathroom
The bathroom is original to the plantation and still has the original stained glass windows.
Jase and Missy installed a walk-in shower with subway tiling and several showerheads.
Grounds and Gardens
The plantation is fantastically cool.
When the season is right, there are dozens of flowers in bloom, including pink naked ladies, red spider lilies, tiger lilies, camellias, paperwhites and daffodils.
Jase and Missy found this plantation when they were looking for land. Jase was looking for land to hunt (of course), and Missy was looking for a place to build a barn as a wedding venue.
The two came across this property and were instantly taken with the plantation and bought it immediately.
The barn used as the primary wedding event space is 140 years old. Wedding venue rentals cost $5,000 at Logtown Plantation. The price includes seating arrangements, parking attendants, wagons for photo-ops and use of the main house.
Jep and Jessica's House
Shortly after "Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty" ended in 2016, the couple made plans to move away from Robertson Row and start a new life in Austin, Texas.
They were unable to offload the Robertson Row house, which they spent a lot of time and money renovating, despite substantially lowering the price.
A Full-Scale Renovation
These before and after photos from Jessica's blog show how much effort the two put into this property, which is located in "Robertson Row."
The before photo is on top, and the after is on the bottom.
Buying a Project
Jep and Jessica bought this house in 2014 for an undisclosed amount. It was originally listed at $334,500 in 2011, so we assume they paid somewhere in that vicinity.
"[W]e bought this house fully knowing we wanted to renovate it," Jessica wrote on her blog. "Although it was a beautiful southern traditional styled home, I really wanted to make it ours!"
This house should be familiar to fans. It was featured many times during "Duck Dynasty" and "Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty."
Gutting It Like a Duck
The couple completely gutted the house, from the walls to the plumbing. "The original rooms were quite small and there simply wasn’t enough of them for how many family members we have," Jessica wrote.
All changes were made with their kids and family in mind, so they expanded where they saw fit.
The living room has 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings.
Jessica designed the entire house to "take on a strong and masculine feel and then add in feminine features." She used washed wood throughout the entire house.
The kitchen has a very large kitchen island ideal for cooking (and possibly even butchering), while the exposed wood beams complete the rustic farmhouse look.
The home includes a stainless steel double-oven stove with seven burners.
The range hood has been masked in a singular piece of distressed wood, and the backsplash is manufactured stone veneer.
An Expensive Offering
The house is 6,457 square feet with six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.
The Robertsons put the house up for sale at $1.4 million in November 2017.
Now, this is one heck of a pantry.
There's enough room in here to make a doomsday prepper proud.
The Game Room
The house languished on the market for almost two years. The Robertsons dropped the price to $1 million by March 2019, then slashed it to $900,000 in July 2019. It has since been taken off the market.
While the price is fair, it's very expensive for West Monroe, where the median listing price is $190,475, according to Realtor.com.
Smartly placed by the game room is the wet bar made out of all wood with a marble countertop.
The wine cooler looks like a good place to stock some vintage Duck Commander wine, if you can find some.
It appears the Robertson clan is no longer producing their $10 bottle wines after being successfully sued by a Napa Valley winery called Duckhorn for trademark infringement.
An Indoor Workshop
There's a workshop upstairs, which is super convenient for small projects.
The dark hardwood flooring has been swapped out for a cheaper pine flooring (a good idea for inevitable dents and scratches), and there's a large Champion gun safe.
Also, note the Larry Bird jersey on the wall.
The Master Bedroom
We wonder if this place comes furnished, because Jessica certainly poured a lot of money into the home's furnishings.
On her blog, Jessica mentions that she shops at antique roadshows as well as Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.
So none of this stuff is cheap.
The Master Bathroom
The master bathroom features a gigantic freestanding copper tub that's so big, it required two steps.
The Copper Tub
Seriously, this thing is huge. It wasn't supposed to be so big. Jessica, wanting a large copper bathtub, walked into a local shop and requested the biggest one they had. So they looked, and this thing showed up at her house.
"Me and my friends were dying laughing when I sat inside of it. I felt like Little Women! It was definitely bigger than I expected or needed but it was quite spectacular, so we kept it!" Jessica wrote.
It's not precisely known how much this thing cost, but she provided a link to a nearly identical tub that sells for $2,750.
Also in the bathroom is this custom-made double walk-in shower, which features deer head furnishings and two large rain showerheads.
The Master Closet
The master closet has a ton of space, too.
Speaking of clothes, Jessica has her own line of them. She partnered with Roolee and launched a line of summer fashion apparel in March 2019.
A Children's Room
There's a neat little children's room upstairs that has been decorated with a small desk and bed.
Jep and Jess have a lot of children. Five so far: Lilly, Merritt, Priscilla, River and Jules, whom they adopted in early 2016.
The Robertsons also created an outdoor kitchen area, which is probably where Jep practiced serving up his food to dozens of hungry guests.
Jep now runs a food truck called Jep's Southern Roots in Dripping Springs, Texas.
It's stationed right outside the Family Business Beer Company, which is owned by "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles.
The backyard patio features brickwork flooring, ceiling fans and a swinging couch.
Will It Sell?
As we mentioned, the house has been delisted, but it also might come back on the market in the future.
The 1.58-acre property is expensive, but a lot of love went into it.
Plus, you'll be close to the Robertsons. Maybe they'll make you an honorary member of their gigantic family.
Jep and Jessica's New Home
So why did Jep and Jessica move to Austin?
According to one of their Instagram stories, Jep said the food truck was one reason, but the real reason is that they had "awesome friends here."
The couple has totally settled into their new home in Austin.
Jessica recently shared photos on her Instagram, showing off her newly decorated digs.
Note the two small husband pillows, which are just small enough for the kids.
Another view of their living room shows a large leather (or pleather) couch and two large reading chairs.
The magenta carpet offers a nice contrast to the country-style feel offered by the furniture.
A Sitting Area
This sitting area features a loveseat, couch, and reading chair.
A trio of large windows look out onto the backyard and spill light into the room.
The Music Room
This sun-lit area is decorated with plants and various familiar knickknacks.
At the center of the room is a piano.
Maybe they're teaching their kids how to play?
Their New Dining Room
Like all Robertsons, the dining table is long and equipped with a lot of chairs. This one has seating for 10.
Plus, there's a wooden bench by the window.
Their New Kitchen
While their old home's kitchen was impressive, this kitchen is an upgrade.
The black cabinetry meshes well with the sand-colored diamond backsplash.
And of course, there's a huge stove. They have a lot of kids to feed!
A wider angle of this kitchen, captured from their new YouTube channel, showcases a large kitchen island with a big sink and marble countertops.
In this video, they're making healthy shepherd's pie. The recipe can be found on Jessica's website.
The home includes a spacious, fenced-in backyard that clearly has enough room to throw a pigskin around with the kids.
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