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Here's Where You Can Visit The Real-Life Carrington Mansion From Dynasty

If you're a fan of The CW's "Dynasty," a reboot of the glittery nighttime soap opera that aired on ABC from 1981 to 1989, you know the series serves up a hotbed of corporate and personal intrigue focused on Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies), heiress and energy executive. Over the course of four seasons so far (the fifth will be a midseason replacement starting on December 20, via TVLIne), the show's characters have dealt with all the usual melodramatic fodder — murder, deceit, business rivalries, catfights, sex tapes, affairs, house fires, and more. This drama is all about opulence, and nowhere is this level of extravagance better encapsulated than in the Carrington Mansion. 

The original "Dynasty" took place in Denver, Colorado, and used a Pasadena, California mansion as its setting, but the reboot is actually set in Atlanta, Georgia. To be exact, the Carrington home is located (according to a letter to Sammy Jo that shows the address — via a fan site) at 3673 Riverly Road N.W., which is a real place in the city (so Google Maps says, anyway). But that's not where you can locate the actual mansion used in the show. 

While the interior scenes are shot on a studio set located at Eagle Rock Studios in Atlanta, here's what we know about the real-life house used in exterior shots in the new "Dynasty."

The actual mansion is located in Suwanee, Georgia

Fancy Pants Homes reports that the Carrington Mansion appears to be loosely modeled off the home of original show's late creator, Aaron Spelling. That $120 million property (as of 2019) is described as "the largest home in all of Los Angeles" and features a total of 123 rooms. It does appear to have a mansard roof like the ones on the stable and loft of the Carrington's fictional home and a similar rectangular, symmetrical appearance. The Cinemaholic specifies, however, that Spelling's interior design elements are what's reflected in the show itself.

The private house used for outdoor and establishing shots of the Carrington estate, which Fallon describes in some of the series' first episodes as residing on 341 acres and having 16 bedrooms, does have some differences. First, it's actually located at 5726 Kennedy Road in Suwanee, Georgia (via The Cinemaholic), about 40 minutes away from Atlanta. A Zillow listing for the site indicates that the $3 million home is a bit less luxurious than Spelling's or even its fictional counterpart, with nine bedrooms and around 17,000 square feet of space.

It wasn't the only mansion used in "Dynasty," though. If you have an eye for detail, you'll notice that the home used in its pilot episode is not the same one as the one used later on. The original 17-acre, 34,600 square-foot estate from the first episode overlooks the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, Georgia, and was reportedly (via the Atlanta Business Chronicle) owned by Tyler Perry before being sold to Steve Harvey in 2020 for $15 million. That money is drop in the bucket for the Carringtons, but we wouldn't turn down an invitation there.