Al Capone's Former Miami Beach Mansion Sells For $7,431,750 (PHOTOS)
Posted:Â 06/14/2013 2:37 pm EDT
The house where infamous Valentine's Day Massacre gangster Al Capone died of syphilis in 1947 recently sold for $7,431,750, according the The Jills real estate team.
Old "Scarface" bought the 36,000-square-feet island property atÂ 93 Palm Avenue for a measly $40,000 in 1928Â -- about $538,000 today -- from Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty, according to Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Venezuelan architect and developer Luis Pons recently restored the 1922 Spanish Mediterranean style estate that has seven bedrooms, seven baths on a 30,000 square foot waterfront lot complete with a guest house and pool cabana.
The impressive pool is 30-by-60-feet,Â originally built to best the Biltmore Hotel'srecord for largest pool in the area.
Documents from Capone's personal physician recently put up for auction revealed that the gangster's last years at the Miami Beach mansion were not happy ones despite his beautiful environs.
The family reportedly hired a male nurse masked as a chauffeur to protect eh public from Capone's "dementia-driven violent outbursts."
Click the link below for images of Capone's Miami Beach estate:
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