Tony Montana’s mansion from Scarface lists for $55 million

The mansion made famous by cocaine kingpin Tony Montana in the hit film Scarface is on the market for $55 million.

According to Domain, the estate known as El Fureidis, meaning ‘tropical paradise’, is located in celebrity-filled Montecito, California and not Florida, where Tony Montana took control of the local drug trade in the film.

The seven-bedroom, 6.5-plus bathroom mega-mansion was last purchased for US$12.26 million in 2015, at a sharp discount to its then asking price of US$35 million.

Since the Oliver Stone film was shot on the grounds, the home has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation, although, the interior of the property was never used in the film.

New features include updates to the living area and kitchen, while still retaining many of the original fixtures such as the main ‘conversation room’ in a Byzantine-style alcove crowned with an 5.4m high central dome that is decorated with a floral, hand-painted, gold and blue design in 24-carat gold leaf modelled after the church of St. John Lateran in Rome.

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The formal dining room features a barrel ceiling painted in 24-carat gold leaf and depicts a scene of Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis by Henry Wadsworth Moore, with the artist’s original signature on the artwork.

There are also views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands from the estate.

Designed by world-renowned architect Bertram Goodhue, the magnificent 10-acre grounds feature layered gardens, specimen trees, fountains and pools.

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.