The property is being marketed as a spacious lot with ample room for construction of a dream mansion The listing agent says the lot’s historical ties will not be what attracts uberwealthy buyers to the property
The lot where the Florida home of famed gangster Al Capone once stood is up for sale at a whopping $23.9million asking price.
The property on the exclusive Palm Island, a man-made isle off the coast of Miami, is being advertised as a 30,000-square-foot lot that could accommodate a 15,000 mansion.
Over the objection of local preservationists, Capone’s home, which is where he died of a heart attack in 1947 at the age of 48, was torn down last summer.
The land is now being pitched as an opportunity for an ultra-rich individual to construct his or her dream home.
Prior to its demolition, Capone’s home on the property was an elegant Spanish Colonial-style villa with waterfront views.
The American gangster paid $40,000 in 1928 for the home – less than $1million of today’s dollars.
During Capone’s time at the estate, there was a 60-foot pool with a cabana, a private beach, and a gatehouse.
In 1947, after neurosyphilis had rotted Capone’s brain for years, reducing his mental faculties to those of an adolescent, he died several days after suffering a stroke.
It is said that he spent his final years in the home fishing and playing one man tennis against a wall as his mind regressed.
Now, the empty waterfront lot, flanked by $50million homes, has been listed for the first time since 2015 with Douglas Elliman – Dina Goldentayer is the listing agent.
Several years ago, the property, which included the