The late gangster’s property is on the market for $14.9 million.
The Miami beach mansion of prohibition-era gangster Al Capone has hit the market for $14.9 million after an extensive restoration.
Capone reportedly bought home in 1928 upon his release from Alcatraz, and spent $200,000 (roughly $2.85 million today) to install a gatehouse, seven-foot-high wall, searchlights, a cabana, and coral rock grotto. The estate stayed in the family until Mae Capone, his wife, sold it in 1952 following his death in 1947.
Built in 1922, the colonial-style home is in the Palm Island neighborhood of South Beach and features 100 feet of waterfront on Biscayne Bay.
The main villa has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half-baths. Out back by the 30-foot by 60-foot pool, the two-story cabana features a terrace facing the bay and a half-bath on the first level, with one bedroom and a full bedroom on the second. The gatehouse built by Capone has also been converted into a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse.
The estate underwent the restoration to preserve the 1920’s structures while updating the amenities and design of the 30,000-square-foot estate In the villa, original features include a black-and-gold Art Deco powder room, 1920’s ceiling lights, a fireplace in the living room, and the porch. Updates include French doors, hardwood floors, and open archways.