‘Scarface’ Mansion Asking $35 Million


A Southern California mansion made famous in the 1983 film “Scarface” has returned to the market with gusto.

While the movie depicts a Florida location, it was at this impressive Mediterranean compound in Montecito where some of the more iconic scenes in “Scarface” were filmed. According to the Wall Street Journal, the neoclassical estate with movie pedigree is now upfor sale to the tune of $35 million—a sum that even Tony Montana would appreciate.

Architect Bertram Goodhue was commissioned to design the estate, known as “El Fureidis,” in the early 1900’s. Recently renovated, the home sits surrounded by mature palms on 10 acres in Santa Barbara County.

Borrowing from Byzantine influences, the estate touts a 10,000-square-foot floor plan with four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a rooftop deck with views of the Channel Islands. Interiors feature 24-carat gold leaf finishes and barreled ceiling, and a central alcove boasts an 18-foot domed ceiling.

Outdoors, the relaxed grounds further indulge with a range of Mediterranean influences, including various gardens, cascading pools, water features, and the two-level patio used to film the wedding scene in “Scarface.”

Emily McBride Kellenberger of Village Properties, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has the listing.

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