Santa Barbara, CA.

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The Santa Barbara, CA. mansion made famous in the 1983 movie “Scarface” starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana, is named “El Fureidis”, which means “tropical paradise.” The estate was founded in 1906 by James Waldron Gillespie, a visionary hailing from New York who came to the West Coast looking for a location with a landscape and a climate that rivaled that of the Mediterranean. Originally known as a botanic garden, the estate boasts 10 acres of exceptional grounds offering the utmost in privacy and a variety of trees, many of which are over 100 years old. ┬áConstructed of steel-reinforced concrete and retaining the original layout footprint, Goodhue built El Fureidis to last. The main house recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation with a careful eye for detail, preserving the historic elements of the estate, while equipping the estate for modern living in a new era. Many of the original fixtures and appointments remain, and are coupled with fully modernized and deluxe appointments in the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry facilities, such as radiant floor heating, a steam shower, and top-end appliances. The renovation includes a second floor configured with three guest suites.

  • Square Footage: 9,816
  • Lot Size: 452,588
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 full, 5 partial
  • Year Built: 1906

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Estimated value

$35,000,000 (for sale status unknown)

Address

Santa Barbara, CA.
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