The sprawling 10.5 acre estate in Montecito, California just sold for $12.26 million.
True fans of the classic gangster film “Scarface” likely know this, but the rest of us may be surprised to learn that Tony Montana’s opulent mansion is actually nowhere near Miami (where the movie was set). Instead, the sprawling compound sits on 10.5 acres in Montecito, California.
The beautiful 10,000-square-foot mansion is known as El Fureidis, or Little Paradise, and it just sold for $12.26 million, much less than its original asking price, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Originally, the home was listed for $35 million, which listing agent Robert Riskin called “overpriced.” Riskin assured WSJ that the amount El Fureidis did sell for accurately “reflects its value.”
The Roman-inspired estate was designed by architect Bertram Goodhue in the early 1900s, and was originally a Botanic Garden. It quickly became one of the must-visit spots in the area, and even played host to the marriage of silent film star Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neil.
The four-bedroom mansion is equipped with four full bathrooms, five half-baths, a Byzantine-style “conversation room,” gold leaf detailing, and a stunning patio with several reflecting pools.