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November 10, 2019

WORTH A MENTION: The Mediterranean-Style 'Scarface' Mansion


Unless you are a 'Scarface' purist, you would never know that the over-the-top mansion used in the movie is located in Montecito, CA and not in Miami where the movie was filmed! And once you see the photos below, you will quickly realize that the larger-than-life interior used in the movie was clearly a set and nowhere true to scale of the actual mansion.

OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff. The 'Scarface' mansion was designed by architect Bertram Goodhue in the early-1900s and it was Goodhue's first and only Mediterranean-inspired design. Dubbed "El Fureidis" (Little Paradise), the 10,000 square foot mansion was built in 1906 and is situated on nearly 11 acres of land. It features four bedrooms, four full and five half bathrooms, a three-story stair hall with floating staircase, two formal living spaces-one with a fireplace, a Byzantine-style sitting room, banquet-sized dining room with barrel vault ceiling, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast room, family room, home office, and much more. Notable outdoor features include a gated entrance, a swimming pool with cabana, motor court, courtyard, expansive rear terrace, multiple fountains, multi-level reflecting pool, formal gardens, and a pavilion. After a year and a half of being on and off of the market, the iconic mansion was sold in late-2015 for just under $12.3 million (original asking price was $35,000,000).





















YEAR BUILT: 1906

SQUARE FEET: 10,000

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4 full, 5 half

LIST PRICE: $35,000,000 (SOLD FOR: $12,260,000)



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