Sunday, May 15, 2011
The FILOLI Mansion in Woodside and Arden Villa and its lily pond in Pasadena often spring to mind when one thinks of "The Carrington Mansion." Back in seasons 1 and 2 a different property in Beverly Hills was used prominently for filming exteriors.
The swimming pool in which Steven almost drowns in early season 2, along with garages, tennis courts and a driveway were located at 1441 North Angelo Drive in Beverly Hills.
When the brass decided to ramp up the glitz for season 3, they switched to Arden Villa (which makes its fist appearance in the 4th episode of that season titled "The Will").
I wish they could have at least come back to this property in those increasingly claustrophobic, studio-set latter seasons. The outdoor "mansion" scenes added significant quality to "Dynasty."