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El Fureidis

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631 Para Grande Lane

Bertram Goodhue

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Alternative names
Gillespie Palace, James Waldron Gillespie Estate

Montecito, California, United States

Floor area
More than 10,000 sq ft (930 m)

Palazzo di A, Owlwood Estate, Casa del Herrero, Elrod House, The Mansion

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El Fureidis (Little Paradise or Pleasure Gardens) is a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) historic estate built in 1906 on 10 acres in Montecito, California. Originally called the James Waldron Gillespie Estate or Gillespie Palace after its original owner, the Roman, Persian, Arabic and Spanish-styled architecture is one of only five houses designed by the American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.


Map of El Fureidis, Montecito, CA 93108, USA

The estate appeared in numerous hand-colored picture post cards from Santa Barbara during the 1900s–1950s highlighting Montecito's estates, the classical Persian gardens and Goodhue's unique architecture.

El Fureidis is most famous for being the source of rare palm trees now found in Disneyland's Adventureland and Jungle Cruise ride. It was also used in the main outside location shots for Tony Montana's Coral Gables mansion in the 1983 film Scarface.

The El Fureidis estate was last on the market in 2006 for $37,500,000. It has been reported that Mark Cuban is the current owner of the estate.

Official Tour

In 2014, an interactive tour of El Fureidis was built for potential buyers to tour the estate remotely.

A slide show, of images of the property, sketches, and interior can be found here.


El Fureidis Wikipedia

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