Pasadena's 'Dynasty' Mansion is Sold, But For $12 Million Less Than Original Asking

Published : Monday, August 26, 2019 | 5:04 PM

The Pasadena estate was the scene of a fictional catfight between Linda Evans and Joan Collins on the TV-hit series Dynasty in 1982. Photo by Darwin Nercesian

Pasadena’s Arden Villa, famous for being the mansion where many scenes of the hit 1980s soap opera “Dynasty” were shot, has sold for $15.6 million, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

The 17,600-square-foot gated estate, a favorite Hollywood filming location, was listed for $28 million back in 2017, before the price dropped to $19.5 million last January.

The last time the property changed hands was in 2013, when it sold for $20 million.

The four-story mansion is a Palladian-inspired Italianate house originally designed in 1913 by Marston and Van Pelt, and built for William Kennon Jewett, the railroad heir and mining tycoon.

The main house features a total of 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a games room and a wine cellar spread out across 13,000 square feet. Close by, a 2,430-square-foot guest house stands.

The property also features a tennis court and two pools.

The mansion boasts of office spaces, seven indoor fireplaces, and finished basement and attic spaces that could easily be converted into additional rooms. The master suite has dual spa lavatories and a grand private drawing-room.

The entire property is approximately three acres of land featuring plenty of green grass, lush gardens, and the lily pond where actresses Linda Evans and Joan Collins famously tussled in “Dynasty.”

Through the years, the mansion has been where many other films and TV shows, including “Matlock,” “Knight Rider,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Billy Madison,” were filmed.

Previous owners include David Zander, a film and commercial producer, and Leslie Tolan, who co-produces The Larry Sanders Show.

There was no word on the identity of the buyer.






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