Offbeat

By Lauren Fruen


THE former home of gangster Al Capone has hit the market for a whopping $14.9  million.

The Miami beach mansion is where the mob boss planned the Valentine’s Day massacre of rival gang members and where he died.

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It is the first time the  sprawling  estate has gone up for sale since its restoration, which brought  many  of  the  home’s  historic  designs and  décor  back  to  life.

The infamous  gangster bought the sunshine getaway  in  1928  following his stint  at  Alcatraz.

Realtor Nelson  Gonzalez said: “The  illustrious  history  and  prime  location  of  this  residence  cannot  be  overstated.

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“This  is  one  of  the  most  significant  estates  in  South  Florida,  now  on  the  market  for  the  first  time  since  its  restoration.

“The  attention  to  detail  by  MB  America  has  preserved  the  home’s  unique  1920’s  attributes,  yet  its  slew  of  modern  conveniences  and top-of-the-line  amenitiesmake  it  a  lucrative  draw  for  well-heeled  buyers.”

Capone  reportedly  went  so  far  as  to  spend  $200,000  to  install  a  gatehouse,  seven-foot-high  wall,  search  lights,  a  cabana  and  coral  rock  grotto.

The  home  remained  in  his  family  until  1952  when  it  was  sold  by  his  wife,  Mae  Capone.

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Today,  the   secluded  property,  dotted  with  century-old  trees,  is  anchored  by  a  four-bedroom,  three  and  a  half-bath  main  villa.

A  pool  sits  adjacent  to  a  stately  two-story  cabana,  which  comprises  a  water-facing  terrace  and  a  half-bath  on  the  first  level,  and  one  bedroom  and  a  full  bath  with  a  glittering  tile  mosaic  on  the  second.

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The  original  gatehouse,  located  at  the  front  of  the  property,  has  been  converted  into  a  two-bedroom,  one-bath  guesthouse.

In  the  main  villa,  some  of  the  original  features  include  the  black-and-gold  Art  Deco  powder  room,  1920’s  ceiling  lights,  the  fireplace  in  the  living  room,  and  the  porch.

The legendary  prohibition-era  gangster’s home  is  on  the  market  through  EWM  Realty  International.