Mansion from Scarface movie sells for $12.26m

The 109-year-old Californian mansion, used in Scarface, has been sold for $12.26m after 17 months on the market

The mansion used in Scarface movie [Village Properties].
The mansion used in Scarface movie [Village Properties].

The 109-year-old mansion used in Scarface has finally been sold for $12.26million - after 17 months on the market.

Located near Santa Barbara, California, the property was put on the market for $35million last May before its asking price was slashed to $17.9m. 

The Roman-style mansion, known locally as El Fureidis (Tropical Paradise) boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a library, sitting room and lounge.

The large rooftop terrace provides 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains and Channel Islands.

The mansion was designed by acclaimed turn-of-the-century architect Bertram Goodhue for James Waldron Gillespie.

The estate’s ten-acre grounds are filled with Persian gardens, sculptures, fountains and pools.

The home is most famous for being used as the main residence of Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface. Memorable tenants and visitors include Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Charles Chaplin and John F. Kennedy.


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