MIAMI – The Miami Beach mansion where mobster Al Capone died in 1947 at the age of 48 is back on the market with an asking price of $8.45 million.
The waterfront mansion on ritzy Palm Island was built in 1922 and put on the market by a company that paid $7.4 million for the property just six months ago.
The property, located at 93 Palm Avenue, has “a main house, a two-story guest house, oversized pool, two-story cabana and a private beach overlooking” Biscayne Bay, Sotheby’s International Realty said on its Web site.
The mansion, which was built by Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch beer dynasty, has a private dock.
Busch sold the mansion to Capone, who made a fortune selling liquor during Prohibition, for $40,000 in 1928.
Capone, who served time at the notorious Alcatraz penitentiary following his conviction on tax evasion charges, lived at the house after his release from federal prison in 1939.
“Scarface,” as the mobster was known to Prohibition-era Americans, died at the mansion on Biscayne Bay on Jan. 25, 1947, from the effects of neurosyphilis.
Venezuelan architect and developer Luis Pons oversaw the mansion’s restoration, retaining many of the original design’s touches but giving it a stately look.
–Courtesy of Latin American Herald Tribune