Pasadena’s ‘Dynasty’ mansion is ready to cast a new owner for $19.5 million

An expansive pond contributes to the tranquil setting of Villa Arden in Pasadena.
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)

You could say it’s into reruns now. A Pasadena mansion that was a location for the ‘80s soap opera “Dynasty” is back on the market this year at $19.5 million. Arden Villa, as the gated estate is known, first came on the market in 2017 at $28 million and last changed hands in 2013 for $20 million.

The Palladian-inspired Italianate house is where characters played by Linda Evans and Joan Collins famously duked it out in the lily pond. Scenes from such films as “Terms of Endearment” and “Billy Madison” also were filmed on the property.

Designed by local architectural firm Marston & Van Pelt and built in 1913, the four-story house retains many period details including wainscoting, ceiling medallions and parquet and herringbone-patterned wood floors.


Including the 2,430-square-foot guesthouse, attic level and finished basement, there are 10 bedrooms, 11 bedrooms, game rooms, a wine cellar and office space within the 17,586 square feet of interiors.

A 100-yard tree-lined driveway provides privacy from the street. Lawn, gardens, a tennis court and two swimming pools complete the three acres of manicured grounds.

David Zander, a film and commercial producer, and Leslie Tolan, co-producer of “The Larry Sanders Show,” are among former property owners.

Nick Cacarnakis and Jack Chang of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are the listing agents.

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