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Lavish ‘Dynasty’ mansion in Pasadena seeks $28M

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The estate was the location of a mega-fight on the epic TV drama

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Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

A stunning villa whose lily pond was once used for an infamous catfight scene in the 1980s drama Dynasty has hit the market looking well-preserved and glamorous—just like those ladies on the TV show. The Hollywood Reporter says the residence is listed for $28 million.

The estate, known as the Arden Villa, dates back much further than the 1980s. Built in 1913 for railroad and mining mogul William Kennon Jewett and his second wife, the house was designed by Marston and Van Pelt, a Pasadena-based firm that designed a number of lovely mansions in the area.

The main residence is spread across 13,000 square feet, and it still looks very much like a residence built for a Gilded Age railroad baron. There are herringbone wood floors in many rooms, a wealth of elaborate molding, seven fireplaces, and a dramatic staircase at the entrance.

The master suite includes a private sitting room and “dual spa style lavatories,” which reminds us of the old Saturday Night Live sketch called “The Lover’s Toilet.”

In all, the property measures about 3 acres, with gardens, a tennis court, a pool, a second residence with its own pool, and a driveway leading to the house that’s lined with 100 trees.

And for all the Dynasty fans out there who are wondering, yes, the lily pond where that famed fight scene between Krystle (Linda Evans) and Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins) “is still intact,” says the Reporter.