Say Hello To My Little House – Scarface Home Renting for $30k Per Month

    Posted by Matt  |  October 22, 2012  |  9:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

    Wikipedia

    Scarface House

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet, pool

    Price

    $30,000 a month

    For you movie buffs out there, this house should be pretty familiar, especially the large white fountain in front, which was the location of one of the most iconic scenes from the legendary Scarface. The home was chosen by director Brian De Palma as the expression of the ultimate luxury estate for the film. Here’s a sneak peek into movie magic for you, though: this home is actually located in Santa Barbara, not the sultry and seductive city of Miami, where the plot and scenes of the iconic 1983 movie are based. While it’s on the opposite coast from Miami, the home is clearly worthy of a Tony Montana-like lifestyle.

    The Mediterranean-style home known as El Fureidis is situated on over 10 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue, the mansion is one of Santa Barbara’s most magnificent Mediterranean estates. If you head over to Google Tranlator, you’ll see that El Fureidis translates to ‘Little Paradise’ – and it’s an aptly given name for this incredible rental.

    Featuring spectacular gardens with multiple levels of cascading pools and magnificent tiling, there is an indoor and outdoor fountain, bar, patio, spa, swimming pool divided into quadrants, and guest house. There are also gorgeous views of the Pacific from almost every window of the estate and palm trees surrounding the back of the house.

    This estate is almost as legendary as the movie that was filmed there. It went up for sale with a gasp-inducing asking price of $35,000,000. Every potential buyer must have balked at the price, as the home eventually sold for the much lower price of $6,239,000. Between then and now, it’s also been on the rental market for $150,000 a month.

    Now, any movie buff or luxury home enthusiast can “say hello” to the home – if they’ve got the more down-to-earth sum of $30,000 a month!

     

      Santa Barbara Coastal Dream Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 2, 2011  |  8:01 pm  |  Tags: , , ,

      Home Stats

      12,000 square feet, 20 acres, coastal views, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms.

      Price

      $15,999,000

      A stunner situated high on a coastal-view hilltop, this spectacular Montecito estate covers roughly 20 acres and offers panoramic ocean and mountain views as far as the eye can see. With approximately 12,000-square-feet, this Mediterranean home is rich with spaces that are warm and intimate at the same time, and ideal for entertaining. The long front drive arrives at a beautiful courtyard surrounded by lush and colorful landscaping and wrought-iron entry doors welcome visitors into a gracious foyer with travertine floors.  No need to choose a favorite room, as the family room and formal dining room both have fireplaces and breathtaking views. This is a property for a foodie. The impeccable chef ‘s kitchen has a  Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a six-burner Viking stove with double ovens, three sinks, two dishwashers, a wine refrigerator, separate drinks refrigerator, and a large soapstone center island.

       

      Privately sited on the main level, the master suite is spacious and custom-fitted with his and her walk-in closets, and an inviting bathroom with an air-jet tub and a double-headed steam shower. French doors open from the bedroom to a terrace with a private spa tub and breathtaking coastline views. A spiral staircase ascends to two large guest suites, each with a view balcony. This same staircase also curves down to the lower level to a game room with a full wet bar and an exceptional wine cellar with space for approximately 3,000 bottles. From here, three sets of double doors reveal beautifully landscaped gardens that encircle a fountain, sparkling swimming pool, and spectacular one-bedroom guest house.