Well, after the news broke late last week, Al Capone's famous Miami Beach retreat, where he came while needing a break from mobsterdom (and yet, where he planned the Valentines Day Massacre), has hit for the market for a formidable $9.95 million, after a top-down restoration to its original old-Miami beauty. Ol' Scarface lived here for quite a while, after buying the place in 1928, holding on to it while going to jail twice, and finally dying of syphilis here in an upstairs bedroom. It has 7 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, and abounds in architectural details, including a luxuriously large pool that Capone himself installed. Accessory buildings include a two story pool house, two story guest house, and a high masonry wall encircling the property.
The listing says the house was originally built by Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch beer fortune, but we read somewhere else that this was another Busch, of no relation. So, who knows?
· 93 Palm Avenue, Miami Beach, FL [Douglas Elliman]
· Al Capone's Restored Palm Island House Hitting the Market [Curbed]