Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Al Capone's Oceanfront Miami Estate

Recently, a friend sent me a link to a video (below) featuring Al Capone's 1922 Mediterranean Revival estate on Miami's Palm Island. According to Curbed, the house was restored before being sold in June 2013 for $7.43M. It then went back on the market in 2014 and sold for around $8M to property investment company MB America. After $1.4M in further renovations, it will now be used for video and photo shoots.

The 6,077 square-foot house is located on a 30,000 square-foot waterfront lot with a private sandy beach and a huge pool said to have been built to rival that of the nearby Biltmore Hotel. (We rented the notorious - and haunted! - Al Capone Suite at the Biltmore for my husband's birthday, which you can read about here.)

Capone purchased the home, located at 93 Palm Avenue, from Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty for $40K in 1928. It is where he is said to have plotted the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and where he spent his final years in deteriorating health due to syphilis before dying of cardiac arrest in 1947 at age 48.




The original Art Deco black and yellow mosaic bathroom remains in tact!



Video

Please visit Curbed for more on this fascinating home, truly an iconic piece of Miami history!

6 comments:

  1. What a fascinating home and the view…beyond stunning!! Hope you're having a great week, Andrea!

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  2. Andrea!
    Wow ! Gangsters in paradise! Shady characters lurking under palms...Bugsy Siegel and Al Capone...I have a Capone story too, as I once stayed at Two Bunch Palms spa in the Cali desert, supposedly the former home of Bugsy ! Great house!
    Dean

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  3. I'm glad they've kept the original deco bath.
    Beautiful home! Al had it made! (Well, except for the fact that he was a criminal... other than that...) ;)

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  4. Love the architecture of this home! BTW, I just wanted you to know that your room is one of my favorite ORC projects! Thanks again for the inspiration!

    http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-orc-faves-part-2-bedrooms-living.html

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  5. Andrea, thank you so much for featuring this iconic and infamous property. I always love to hear the back-story!!


    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  6. There are some unique and wonderful homes in Miami. I would love to go on a tour and see all of them.

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