Santa Barbara Mansion Where ‘Scarface’ Was Filmed is For Sale at $35 Million. The Hollywood blockbuster ‘Scarface’ was filmed in this Montecito mansion in 1983. Since then this beautiful Montecito Estate has undergone a major renovation while keeping many historic elements. It is named El Fureidis which translates as Little Paradise or Pleasure Garden.
This spectacular Montecito masterpiece was designed by famous architect Bertram Goodhue and built in 1906 for James Waldon Gillespie of New York. It sits on over 10 beautiful acres in the heart of Montecito.
Features of this historic Neoclassical Montecito Estate include:
A conversation room in the Byzantine style with an 18 foot dome with 24 carat gold accents.
A living room with roman inspired pillars built into the Mansion in 1906.
Works by notable sculptor Lee Lawrie, best known for his sculptures at Rockefeller Center in New York.
All public rooms open onto the Roman inspired central outdoor courtyard.
Grand dining room with bronze doors and barreled ceiling with original hand paintings in 24 carat gold accents.
A beautiful gourmet kitchen with all the finest amenities.
Persian and water gardens designed over 100 years ago grace the senses with majesty today.
This magificent Montecito mansion is said to have been visited by the likes of Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy to name a few.
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