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