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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.