It’s funny how one owner can stay with a house forever. Even though Al Capone bought 93 Palm Avenue back in 1928, he still making headlines almost ninety years later. The waterfront home was built in 1922 and is from where the gangster planned the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and became dimentia-riddled until he died of syphilis in 1942.
The entire estate recently been remodeled and restored by Venezuelan architect and developer Luis Pons. For the most part it is now an airy, white-washed beauty, but a few details make it gangster-worthy. The enormous 30×60′ pool was built to upstage the famous pool at the Biltmore Hotel, where Capone also spent a lot of time, and there is an original 1920′s Art Deco bathroom easy to imagine the notorious gangster in. There is a beautiful, camera-ready spiral stair case and a totally restored pool house to match the largesse of the pool. Before The Jills real estate team sold the home for $7.4 million, Capone’s grand niece toured the property where she learned to swim.