13-05-14

'Scarface' Mansion Hits the Market for $35m


The Santa Barbara mansion where drug lord Tony Montana (Al Pacino) died in a bloody blaze of glory has reportedly hit the market for $35 million (£21 million).

Set in the hills of Montecito, California (not Florida, as the film portrays), the "El Fureidis" estate comes with 10-acres of woodland, pools with fountains and the dazzling 'Scarface' house. The Mediterranean Revival-style home has four bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a roof deck that has views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. The rooms are artistically detailed, with painted and gold-leaf ceilings, woodwork and carvings.



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he home belongs to Russian-born businessman Sergey Grishin. Grishin is selling because he hasn't been using the home much. The huge mansion is listed with Emily McBride Kellenberger of Village Properties, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The listing describes it as, "El Fureidis, translated as ''Tropical Paradise'' is a historic estate - one of Montecito's most celebrated residences - designed by the renowned architect Bertram Goodhue. Resting on 10 private acres, the timeless estate has been restored with an eye for detail. Offering numerous reflecting pools, lush gardens, and storied provenance, this magnificent estate is a true piece of art history."

El Fureidis last sold for just $6.23 million in 2009, and in 2012, was listed for rent for $30,000 a month. Another home in Beverly Hills where scenes of "Godfather" were shot is also up for sale.