Market Mondays: Al Capone Miami Mansion For Sale At $8,450,000Posted: February 23, 2014
Al Capone’s Miami mansion is on the market at $8.45million dollars. Capone paid $40,000 for it in 1928, at the height of prohibition in the United States. The main house is over 6,000 square feet and the property is now owned by a New York accountant. Capone actually died at the residence in 1947, from a heart attack and stroke, although by this time he was ravaged by the symptoms of syphilis. Capone is said to have planned the infamous Valentines Day Massacre at the residence in 1929.
Capone retired to the home after his release from Alcatraz prison in San Fransisco harbor, where he served time for tax evasion from 1931 to 1939. The mansion was turned in to a virtual fortress when purchased by Capone, who added reinforced doors and a guard house. After his death the property stayed in the Capone family until sold in the 1970s. Since then the property has been extensively renovated, and consists of a main house, 2 additional smaller cabana houses and 100′ of private beach.
You can view the entire photo display of the real estate listing at: Capone’s Private Asylum