'Scarface' House Renting for $30,000 a Month in Santa Barbara (House of the Day)



Scarface was never afraid to go big. And the house portrayed as the intrepid drug dealer's in the iconic 1983 film of the same name certainly reflects that personality trait.

The "Scarface" home, lauded for its exquisite landscaping, was once listed at $35 million -- a price you might not have to be a ruthless gangster to afford, but that probably wouldn't hurt. According to Trulia, that 2008 asking price was reduced to peanuts, by comparison, when it was snapped up for $6.239 million in 2009. Today it rents for $30,000 a month.

Located in Santa Barbara, Calif. (not Miami, where "Scarface" was set), the home sits on 10 acres of tree-blanketed land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dubbed "El Fureidis" -- which is said to loosely translate to "Pleasure Gardens" -- the home boasts gardens encircled by towering palms and statuary, and features four terraced pools that descend 70 feet from the home to a lower casino. The property also has an interior courtyard (perfect for climactic gunfights), several verandas and a motor court.

On the inside, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has a library, a conversation room, a "staircase gallery," a pool and spa.


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