Scarface home on the market

Scarface home on the market


The incredible house used as the location for Al Pacino’s home in the film Scarface has gone on sale.

Huge mansion ‘El Fureidis’ in Montecito, California was the location for the wedding between Pacino’s Tony and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elvira in the 80s mobster classic.

However, potential buyers will have to cough up more than just a few fistfuls of cash as the price tag is a whopping £23 million (€31.7m).

Boasting four bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 10 acres of land, the palatial home stands out thanks to its white pillars and over-the-top grandeur.

Although originally built as a botanical garden in 1906 the house is now fit for even the most exacting owners.

PAY-ScarfaceFollowing a recently a multi million-dollar renovation, the owners have maintained the period features while equipping the house with modern luxuries including underfloor heating and a steam shower.

At the heart of the house is a Byzantine-style alcove crowned with an 18-foot-high central dome decorated with a floral hand painted, gold and blue design in 24k gold-leaf modeled after the church of St John Lateran in Rome.

Each room is bathed in natural light from the numerous sets of double doors, which open to the central courtyard and other patio areas.

The formal dining room is unique with a barreled ceiling painted in 24k gold leaf and depicting a scene of Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis by Henry Wadsworth Moore.

And upstairs, a rooftop with three access points provides 360-degree views of the lavish grounds and the Pacific Ocean.

A spokesperson for where prospective buyers can find out more about the property said: “El Fureidis is one of Montecito’s most celebrated estates and steeped in rich and colourful history.

“The property is also a place of legendary provenance and played host to many memorable visitors, including Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, and John F. Kennedy.

“It is perhaps best known in recent years as a location for the 1983 film Scarface and the wedding scene of Michele Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.

“The estate is one of only three residences in Montecito designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue, and is a true piece of art history.”







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