How You Can Relive the DYNASTY Cat Fight in the Lily Pond Scene in This Grand Old Pasadena Estate
The Pasadena mansion where the classic Dynasty cat fight in the lily pond scene was filmed is available for a mere 25 million
There are epic TV scenes, and then there are epic TV scenes.
In the latter category, no one who was cognizant in the ’80s will ever forget the classic Dynasty cat fight in the lily pond scene between Krystal and Alexis. It’s a classic piece of over-the-top drama—some might call it cheese—that will forever stand the test of time.
Here’s a rundown for those of you who were busy watching 80’s sitcoms instead of shoulder-padded soaps: conniving Alexis (Joan Collins) finally goes too far, prompting the long-suffering Krystal (Linda Evans) to call her a “miserable rhymes with witch,” while lunging at her and toppling them both into the water, where much hair pulling, punching, splashing, kicking, and scratching come to pass.
Now you can re-enact the scandalous scene on a daily basis in the very same lily pond. It, along with its accompanying great estate known as Arden Villa, is available for a mere $25 million. And there’s no need to fight over it.
While “Dynasty” was set in Denver, much of it was filmed in Pasadena, CA, with many of the exteriors shot at the famous (or “infamous,” as the listing calls it) Arden Villa, where many other TV shows and movies over the decades were filmed.
The lily pond isn’t the estate’s only attraction. There are the massive gates and tree-lined driveway, where Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) was seen being chauffeured more than once. There’s also the13,000-square-foot main residence, which has five bedrooms, including a lavish master suite.
There are game rooms galore, seven indoor fireplaces, a grand drawing room, a wine cellar, and office spaces—all perfect for the philanthropical organization the owner of this estate will surely have. The extensive grounds include manicured gardens, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and many dining/lounging areas.
In addition, there’s a 2,430-square-foot guesthouse with its own swimming pool, private entrance, and even address. In total, there are 10 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 3 half-baths on the 3-acre grounds.
The mansion was originally built in 1913, designed by the prestigious firm of Marston & Van Pelt for railroad heir and mining tycoon William Kennon Jewett and his second wife, who presided over Pasadena society for many years.
In 1997 it was sold for a mere $3.5 million. Public records show that it last changed hands in 2013, when “Spring Breakers” producer David Zander sold it to Guang “Geoffrey” Ren for $20 million. You won’t have to pull anyone’s hair, but you will need to pull out a sizable wallet to make this iconic residence your very own.
Get more info and see more photos of the Pasadena mansion where the classic Dynasty cat fight in the lily pond scene was filmed in my feature on Realtor.com.
You Too Can Relive the DYNASTY Cat Fight in the Lily Pond Scene in This Grand Old Pasadena Estate
by Lisa Johnson Mandell