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The House from Scarface Hits the Market in Montecito

The House from Scarface Would you like to own the house from Scarface? It’s one of Montecito’s most magnificent and historic properties. The historic estate, El Fureidis (”Tropical Paradise, “Little Paradise” or “Pleasure Gardens”), was just listed at $35,000,000. One of Montecito’s most celebrated residences, it is one of only five houses designed by renowned American architect Bertram Goodhue.
Located at 631 Parra Grande Lane and resting on 10 private acres, the timeless estate has been restored with an eye for detail. Offering numerous reflecting pools, lush gardens, and storied provenance, this 4-bedroom, 4-bath estate is a true piece of art history.
The magnificent 10,000-square-foot estate was built in 1906, and was originally called the James Waldron Gillespie Estate or Gillespie Palace after its original owner. Featuring Roman, Persian, Arabic and Spanish-styled architecture, the property has appeared in numerous hand-colored Santa Barbara picture post cards during the 1900s–1950s that highlighted Montecito’s estates, as well as the classical Persian gardens and Goodhue’s unique architecture.
El Fureidis is also famous for its rare palm trees also found in Disneyland’s Adventureland and Jungle Cruise ride. It was the location for Tony Montana’s Coral Gables mansion in the 1983 film Scarface.
The El Fureidis estate was last on the market in 2006 for $37,500,000.
If you could see yourself living in the house from Scarface, one of Montecito’s most magnificent and historic properties, I am here to help. Check out my website for more information on this and other amazing properties currently on the market in Montecito and the surrounding communities. Then give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at I will be happy to arrange a viewing for qualified buyers.

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