'Scarface' mansion price slashed by nearly half to $17.9 million

Lauren Beale
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Price of mansion used in 'Scarface' is slashed by nearly half

The Montecito mansion used in the wedding scene of the classic mob film “Scarface” is for sale at $17.9 million after being marketed last year for as much as $35 million.

The Mediterranean Revival house was designed by architect Bertram Goodhue, whose works include the Los Angeles Central Library and the Nebraska State Capitol. Built in 1906, the nearly 10,000-square-foot villa is the centerpiece of a 10-acre estate known as El Fureidis.

The Neoclassical main house is adorned with such features as a Byzantine-style alcove topped with an 18-foot-high dome, a central atrium and a rooftop lounge with 360-degree views. A musician’s balcony overlooks the dining room.

Pools, terraces, fountains, walking paths and a variety of palm and other trees, some more than 100 years old, complete the grounds.

Former owners include Noble Prize-winning author Thomas Mann.

The property shows in public records and the Multiple Listing Service as last having sold in 2009 for $6.23 million.

Emily McBride Kellenberger of Village Properties and Riskin Partners, both affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate, are the listing agents.

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