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Dynasty Mansion - The opulent mansion located at 173 Essex Drive in Denver, Colorado on the prime time soap opera DYNASTY/ABC/1981-89.

Aerial view of Carrington Mansion - DYNASTY

Owned by oil millionaire Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), the 48-room mansion was the home of Blake's new wife, Krystle Jennings Carrington (Linda Evans) who was always at odds with Blake's former wife, Alexis Carrington Colby (Joan Collins).

Blake Carrington with the women in his life - DYNASTY
Blake Carrington and the women in his life

Other family members to frequent the house included Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin/Emma Samms), Blake's spoiled daughter; Steven (Al Corley/Jack Coleman), his homosexual son; and Adam Carrington, a.k.a. "Michael Torrence" (Gordon Thomson), a long-lost son who surfaced in the third season.

Carrington Estate

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Various views of the Carrington Mansion & Estate
Belvedere, the Colby Estate in Los Angeles   Belvedere, the Colby Estate in Los Angeles
Views of Belvedere, The Colby's Opulent Estate in Los Angeles

The Carrington mansion was actually the Filoli Estate located thirty miles south of San Francisco off Highway 280 at 86 Canada Road in Woodside, California. It was built in 1916 by William Bower Bourn, Jr., with the profits from his Empire Mine in Grass Valley, and is now operated as a museum by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The name "Filoli" was derived from the first two letters of the three words derived from the motto "To FIGHT for a just cause, to LOVE your fellow man, and to LIVE a good life."

Supplemental exterior shots for the Carrington Mansion were actually shot at the Arden Villa, a 20,000 square-foot mansion located at 1145 Arden Road in Pasadena, California.

This mansion was used for the garden and pool shots (including the famous fight in the pool between Joan Collins and Linda Evans who were actually on their knees because the lily pond was only two-feet deep) and also served as the exterior of the Knight Rider Foundation FLAG, seen on the NBC adventure series KNIGHT RIDER.

In 2005, this 17 room Palladian villa with nine fireplaces, an elevator, a tennis court and a reflecting pool went on the market for $14.5 million.

The mansion used as the Colby's Los Angeles Belvedere estate is located at 1060 Brooklawn Drive in Bel Air, California.


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