Tony Montana, legendary but fictional drug lord from the 1983 Brian DePalma classic Scarface, is moving. His home, and spot of one of the most gruesome and iconic death scenes in movie history, is up for sale.
But don’t pack your bag for sunny Florida just yet. The house is in a warm area but completely across the country from the Sunshine State.
Ironically, Tony Montana’s fictional house isn’t located in Miami, the town were the movie is supposed to take place. Because of issues with the local Cuban community during shooting, most of the flick is shot in California. This explains why the Scarface house — known as El Fureidis — is actually locating in Santa Barbara, California.
Designed and built at the beginning of the 20th century by architect Bertram Goodhue, the Scarface house features Roman, Persian, and Arabic architecture, including a Byzantine-style “conversation room,” an alcove with an 18-foot-high domed ceiling. The dining room boasts a barreled ceiling painted in 24-carat gold leaf complete with the scene depicting Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis. It’s slightly over the top.
The Scarface house is quite sizable — 4 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and countless other rooms totaling to up to 10,000 square feet of living space. The mansion offers plenty of room to channel your inner-Tony Montana and host huge parties or just sit in a hot tub surrounded by mounds of pure cocaine.
El Fureidis, Tony Montana’s residence and place of death, is on the market for a reasonable $35 million.