The former home of gangster Al Capone is up for sale for a cool $13 million. The Miami Beach estate is a 30,000 square foot lot consisting of three buildings, and is situated at 93, Palm Avenue, Palm Island.
So what do you get for your $13m?
Built in 1922, the waterfront mansion is stunning, and overlooks the scenic Biscayne Bay. The estate consists of three buildings: a villa comprised of four bedrooms and three bathrooms; a pool cabana comprised of two storeys; and a guest house with two bedrooms and one bathroom – Capone reportedly used this as a guard house. There is also a large, heated outdoor pool, a dock, and private beach area along with many porches on which to relax.
Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone purchased the estate for around $40,000 cash in 1928 – adjusting for inflation, that would be just short of $1m today.
It’s said that Capone used this house in 1929 to plan the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, during which his men killed seven rival gangsters at a Lincoln Park garage in Chicago.
Capone was sent to prison in 1931 for tax evasion and served just over half of an 11-year sentence, most of them at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. Due to his failing health, he was released on November 16, 1939 and eventually returned to his Palm Island residence.
Capone spent the last years of his life at his mansion in Palm Island. On January 21, 1947, Capone had a stroke. He regained consciousness and began to show signs of improvement, but then contracted a type of pneumonia. On January 22, he suffered a cardiac arrest, and just a few days later on January 25, surrounded by his family in his home, Capone died after his heart failed due to apoplexy.
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