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‘Scarface’ mansion in Montecito sells for about a third of its earlier asking price

The Montecito-area mansion that gained lasting fame as the film location for the wedding scene in the 1983 movie “Scarface” has sold for $12,261,500. The Mediterranean Revival house had been marketed last year for as much as $35 million but more recently was priced at $17.9 million.

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FOR THE RECORD

Nov. 16, 1:34 p.m.: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the price for which the mansion had previously sold. It sold six years ago for $19.5 million.

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Designed by architect Bertram Goodhue, whose works include the Los Angeles Central Library and the Nebraska Capitol, the nearly 10,000-square-foot villa is the centerpiece of a 10-acre estate known as El Fureidis.

The Neoclassical main house, built in 1906, features a Byzantine-style alcove topped with an 18-foot-high dome, a central atrium and a rooftop lounge that takes in 360-degree views. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and five powder rooms.

Pools, formal gardens, fountains, walking paths, palms and century-old trees adorn the grounds.

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Among the home’s former owners was Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Mann.

The property previously sold six years ago for $19.5 million.

Riskin Partners, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, handled the transaction.

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