Take a Shot at Al Capone’s Restored Miami Beach Mansion for $14.9M

An infamous yet glamorous slice of American history is now up for sale. The former waterfront mansion of Al Capone, which has been meticulously restored, is on the market for $14.9 million.

The price doesn’t seem like a steal, but it’s located on a lush lot on guard-gated Palm Island, overlooking Miami‘s Biscayne Bay.

The Prohibition-era gangster bought this waterfront home in 1928 after a stint at Alcatraz, because it reminded him of the sunny shores of Italy. He reportedly paid $200,000, a veritable fortune at the time, to install a gatehouse, 7-foot-high walls, and search lights, because security was obviously an issue.

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