The Miami villa that belonged to the famous gangster Al Capone is for sale. The Palm Island home costs $8. 5 million and was built in 1922 by Clarence Busch. Capone paid $40.000 when he bought the house in 1928.
The gangster died in this house, in 1947, at the age of 48, due to a heart attack, although he suffered from syphilis too. His death occurred after he was released from Alcatraz, where he was confined in the period 1931-1939 for tax evasion.
This home has been transformed into a veritable fortress, being renovated after Capone’s family sold it to a pilot, in the ‘70s. According to the representatives of Sotheby’s, who have recently put it up for auction, the villa has two floors, a guests room, a large swimming pool, a cottage, a private beach, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a classical architecture.