The Miami Beach mansion formerly owned by notorious mobster Al Capone is available for $14.9 million.
The Prohibition-era mob boss picked up the waterfront property on Palm Island, Florida, back in 1928 and quickly added 7-foot walls, searchlights, and a gatehouse. Following his extended vacation in Alcatraz, this expansive manse overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay served as a perhaps more relaxing getaway for the bootlegger. And, you know, Capone loved beach-combing, in those moments that saw him a starry-eyed dreamer, and the beaches at Alcatraz were strictly off-limits.
The mansion has been beautifully restored, and this is actually the first time it’s been on the market following the comprehensive renovation paid for by the current owner, the Miami-based investment group MB America.
The revision retains the classic 1920s-era design elements and style cues of the home; it also modernized considerably. The house now features high-end conveniences and a feel that is well balanced between contemporary and period. Original features include 1920s ceilings lights and fixtures, a tiled fireplace, an art deco powder room, and the porch with its striking white arches.
There is a total of 6,077 square feet of living space, between the four-bedroom main villa and two-bedroom guesthouse. The shining gem of the property, though, is the expansive 30-by-60-foot swimming pool, coral rock grotto, and two-story cabana that Capone had designed to top the pool at the Biltmore Hotel. Additional amenities include the original pond, a private beach, and a boat dock. The community is guard-gated. Which is somewhat ironic.
It’s likely this historic property, with its infamous associations, won’t be on the market long.