This stately, neoclassical mansion–best known as the site of Tony Montana’s unsightly demise at the hands of assassins in the movie classic, “Scarface”–has recently been put up for sale by Russian-born businessman Sergey Grishin, who acquired the home in 2008.
The 10,000 square-foot Mediterranean Revival-style residence known as “El Fureidis” was the set of a handful of scenes from the iconic film released in 1983, which starred the legendary Al Pacino. Located in Montecito, CA–not in Florida, as the famed flick implies–the property boasts a price tag nearly as hefty as itself ($35 million).
Designed in the early 1900s by architect Bertram Goodhue, the palatial structure is punctuated with Roman and Middle Eastern influences, such as a Byzantine “conversation room.” An incredible depiction of Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis painted in 24-carat gold leaf also dominates the dining room’s barreled ceiling.
Outside, the house is embellished with bas-reliefs fashioned by sculptor Lee Lawrie (known for the bronze Atlas poised in New York City’s Rockefeller Center), while its grounds are peppered with Persian-esque fountains and gardens.
The rear of the estate–recognized as the site of the illustrious film’s wedding scene–features two patio levels and four reflecting pools.
Photos and details courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.