Treasured houses alongside the California coast usually include a Hollywood connection.
In Montecito, El Fureidis, a grand mansion most notably featured as the house and image of utmost wealth for Al Pacino’s titular character within the 1983 movie Scarface, is now available on the market for $39,995,000.
Designed by celebrated architect Bertram Goodhue for actual property tycoon James Waldron Gillespie—who is alleged to have traveled to Montecito due to its likeness to the fair-weather climates of the Mediterranean—the 10-acre property was accomplished in 1906.
Since then, the roughly 12,000-square-foot mansion has welcomed such exceptional company Einstein, Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Famend German writer, Thomas Mann, is amongst former house owners.
Although the property has undergone renovations and updates to incorporate trendy comforts, the unique grandeur stays. Primarily of Mediterranean Revival designs, the five-bedroom, seven-bath dwelling additionally options Neoclassical and Center Japanese components, comparable to tiled, inside fountains, domed ceilings and elaborate mosaics.
The air of old-world regality may also be discovered within the mansion’s large eating room, whose barreled ceiling shows a scene in pure gold leaf portray of Alexander the Nice conquering Persepolis.
Different noteworthy areas of the house embody a central atrium, rooftop lounge with 360-degree views and up to date kitchen.
Outdoors, strolling paths lined with quite a lot of timber, some over 100 years outdated, wind all through the property. Additionally in regards to the grounds are an array of curated areas comparable to layered gardens, swimming pools and terraces—outdoor areas that served because the backdrop for Tony Montana’s wedding ceremony scene in Scarface.
Positioned lower than two miles away from the ocean within the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, El Fureidis options far-reaching views of the Pacific, together with sights of the Channel Islands.
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