Possibly Pasadena’s Priciest Home, Arden Villa, AKA TV’s ‘Dynasty Mansion,’ Is For Sale

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 2:56 am

Pasadena’s Arden Villa, also known as “Dynasty Mansion” after the TV drama series filmed an infamous scene in the home’s lily pond, is for sale.

Designed by the prestigious firm of Marston and Van Pelt and built in 1913, the mansion was constructed for famed railroad heir and mining tycoon, William Kennon Jewett and his second wife.

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The estate has been designed to promote the privacy required for exclusive luxury living. It rests on two separate parcels totaling approximately three acres cloistered behind massive gates, which open to a 100-yard tree-lined driveway leading to a motor court at the entrance of the main residence.

The main house offers about 13,000 square feet of living space including gracious and grand entertainment rooms, with exquisite architectural details; seven indoor fireplaces, an elevator, nine bathrooms, and five main bedrooms, including a lavish master suite with dual spa style lavatories, and a large private drawing room. Two additional levels offer game rooms, a wine cellar, office space, and the possibility of several more sleeping quarters or entertainment spaces.

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The extensive grounds expand the possibilities for entertaining among vast manicured gardens, many lovely lily ponds, an enveloped tennis court, a swimming pool, and additional tranquil spaces.

Within the last decade, a secondary residence was acquired by this historic estate — 1193 Arden features its own private entrance, swimming pool, and 2,430 interior square feet.

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Arden Villa has been home to many prominent and infamous characters, both fictional and real. The estate has been featured in countless television and film productions, from Marx Brothers movies to Academy Award-winning films.

As one of the great architectural jewels of Pasadena, Arden Villa is home to the infamous pond where Krystle Carrington (Linda Evans) and Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins) played out one of their signature Dynasty catfights.

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Brokered by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the house is listed for sale at Realtor.com for $28 million. The mansion sits on a 2.5-acre lot at 1145 Arden Road in Pasadena.

For more information, visit www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1145-Arden-Rd_Pasadena_CA_91106_M25263-02558.

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