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Al Capone’s Palm Island Compound Is For Sale

Sleep Where Chicago’s Most Notorious Hood Met His Maker

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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In 1928, Al Capone purchased a Palm Island mansion under his wife’s name for $40,000, stirring much controversy among Miami’s elite. After setting up a winter command post, Capone variously lived in the house up until his death in 1947, a period that even found him serving time on Alcatraz, a most un-Palm Island-like island.

Having traded many hands and most recently serving as a production location, that mansion is now on sale, according to Cool Material, renamed 93 Palm and priced well above Capone’s cost by Miami company MB America.

So if you’re a modern robber baron or new Russian with pockets exasperatingly full of cash, we’ve got the perfect place for you. Located on Biscayne Bay, the 39,000-square-foot property includes a seven-foot wall, three buildings, a two-story main villa, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and one 60,000-gallon swimming pool.

And who knows? You could always harbor the fantasy that Capone left behind some secret vault on the land. Or at least use that as your excuse when the neighbors see you digging a hole at four in the morning.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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