A cult classic; Brian De Palma directed 1983 American epic gangster film ‘Scarface’ is not only renowned for excessive violence, graphic language, and iconic actor Al Pacino’s marvelous character portrayal as Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who becomes a drug cartel kingpin in his quest for the American Dream, but also for the Montana’s ultra-luxurious estate which was the location of one of the most iconic scenes from the film. Now, the very same Mediterranean-style home with the famous large white fountain in the front, known as El Fureidis or Little Paradise or Scarface Mansion, chosen by De Palma as the expression of ultimate luxury mansion for the classic film, is now up for rent for $30k per month. Originally located in Santa Barbara, not in Miami as depicted in the movie, this gigantic and one of Santa Barbara’s most significant Mediterranean estates, is certainly worthy of gangster-style life.
Situated on over 10-acres overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean, this 10,000 sq. ft Roman Revival estate was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue back in 1906, and is now rented through Village Properties Realtors.
Besides boasting meticulously maintained gardens with multiple levels of cascading pools and marvelous tiling, the house also features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an outdoor and indoor fountain, swimming pool, bar, spatio and a lavish guest house.
As legendary as the film itself, this estate which also earlier went for sale at $35 million, but sold only for $6,239,000 is notable for its offering of unrivaled views of the Pacific Ocean from almost every window, and the palm trees surrounding the house-back.
Reportedly, this estate every now and then had also been on the rental for handsome $150,000 a month.
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