Al Capone’s Florida Island Hideaway Is On The Market
The most known name in organized crime's Florida hideaway is for sale, and could be yours for the low price of $15 million.
Al Capone's 30,000 square foot lot at 93 Palm Avenue on Palm Island is made up of three different buildings. It has a 4 bedroom, three-and-a-half bath 6,000 square foot villa; two-story pool cabana overlooking a massive 30' by 60' pool; and a two-bedroom, one bath guesthouse. Capone used the guest house as a guardhouse, because when you're the most notorious gangster in history, you make an enemy or two.
Capone bought the property in 1928 for $40,000, about $986,000 after adjusting for inflation. He purchased the property as the area was still recovering from a hurricane that nearly flattened the area in 1926.
The estate was the center where the St. Valentine's Day Massacre was planned, when he had hitmen dressed as police officers kill seven rival gangsters.
If you're a Capone fan, and believe in ghosts, this is definitely for you.
Once he was released from Alcatraz Island, he returned to the home where he led a mostly reclusive lifestyle affected by dementia. On January 25th, 1947 at the age of 48 from a stroke.
It previously sold in 2014 for $7.9 million, and then was renovated by MB America for $1.4 million.
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