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‘Dynasty’ mansion, aka Pasadena’s Arden Villa, only $19.5 million

The Pasadena mansion where Linda Evans and Joan Collins exchanged slaps and punches in a lily pond for that famous “Dynasty” catfight scene is on the market, and the price has dropped almost $10 million.

‘DYNASTY’ MANSION

The historic Arden Villa, which was one of the real-life stately homes that doubled as the palatial Carrington mansion on the ABC primetime soap opera that aired from 1981 to 1989, is listed at $19.5 million, according Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. It was listed at $28 million in 2017.

Dynasty Mansion Arden Villa

The Pasadena mansion where Linda Evans and Joan Collins exchanged slaps and punches in a lily pond for that famous “Dynasty” catfight scene is on the market, and the price has dropped almost $10 million. Photo: Darwin Nercesian.

ARDEN VILLA

The grand estate was built in 1913 for railroad heir and mining tycoon William Kennon Jewett and his second wife and includes the main mansion and a guest house with a total of 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

The mansion has a sweeping, grand entry staircase, multiple fireplaces, herringbone wood floors, and intricate molding. A lavish master suite has dual spa bathrooms and a private drawing room, according to the listing.

The extensive grounds include vast manicured gardens, that famous lily pond, tennis court, swimming pools, and a guest residence.

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STEVEN CARRINGTON

Apart from it’s nasty catfights (Krystle Carrington (Evans) and Alexis Colby (Collins) also had a knock-down brawl in Alexis’ art studio in season two), “Dynasty” was was groundbreaking for introducing one of primetime’s earliest gay characters, Steven Carrington.

The youngest son of Blake and Alexis, Steven struggled with his sexuality for a few seasons on “Dynasty” before accepting himself as gay.

In contrast to his ruthless, warring parents, machiavellian brother, and spoiled brat sister, Steven was the moral conscience of the Carrington clan.

‘DYNASTY’ MELODRAMA

“Dynasty” also was renowned for its melodramatic storylines of corporate chicanery, extramarital relations, and wedding massacres.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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