The 10,000-square-foot Santa Barbara mansion that starred in 1983 cult classic Scarface is now on the rental market. While the film was supposed to be set in Miami, diehards will instantly recognize the stylistically eclectic exterior of Tony Montana's home, which was designed by American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and completed in 1906. El Fureidis was listed for $35M in 2008; billionaire banker Sergey Grishin scooped it up for an unknown price (it was reported to be $6.23M, though sources insist that was just the loan existing on the house when it was sold) the following year.
In that case, here's an honest-to-goodness opportunity to live like a Russian financier: as its name suggests, the 10-acre property is indeed a "little paradise," with lush Persian gardens, pools, patios, bars, an interior courtyard, verandas, a rooftop terrace, and a "swimming pool divided into quadrants," according to Trulia Luxe Living. The interiors, on the other hand, are all over the map—there's an elaborate barrel-vaulted ceiling here, incredibly beautiful tilework there, and run-of-the-mill finishes and drab details everywhere else. Luckily, there's a view of the sparkling Pacific from every room, which might make even the baddest, boldest gangster stomach the $30K a month price tag.
· Say Hello to My Little House—Scarface Home Renting For $30k Per Month [Trulia Luxe Living]