For sale: Al Capone's former Miami home for $8.5 million By Richa Naik @CNNMoney February 12, 2014: 7:20 AM ET
February 18, 2014
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)He was "Public Enemy Number One', with a penchant for violence. Now Al Capone's Miami Beach hideaway is for sale again for $8.5 million.The sprawling 10,000 square-foot, 7-bedroom estate sits on the exclusive Palm Island.
It includes a main house, a two-story guest house, a pool and a private beach.Capone bought the mansion, built in 1922 by Clarence Busch (no relation to the Anheuser-Busch family), in the early 1920s for $40,000. He invested a considerable amount renovating the property, adding a cabana, an above ground swimming pool, heavy wooden doors, concrete walls and a guard house, according to Paul George, a history professor at Miami Dade College. read more