See inside Al Capone's former Miami villa

Stunning renovation of Al Capone's former villa in Miami Beach

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Former Home Of Al Capone Refurbished In Miami Beach

The Miami Beach mansion where Al Capone died has gone on show. The seven-bedroom mansion is a far cry from the streets of Chicago that he ruled with an iron fist during the prohibition era.

He bought the property when he was at the height of his power and influence in 1928, and he lived there full-time from his release from prison in 1939 to his death in 1947.

After he died, the property fell into decline, until the new owners snapped it up, and restored it to its former glory - injecting a reported $8 million into the renovations. The property consists of three houses - the gatehouse, the main villa and the pool cabana - and all three have been restored to gleaming perfection.

The home is already a regular stop on boat tours of celebrity homes, but the owners are now hoping to rent it out for video and photo shoots too. They have thrown open the doors to give everyone a look inside the home once occupied by one of the world's most notorious gangsters.

Former Home Of Al Capone Refurbished In Miami Beach

The property is on the waterfront and has its own stretch of private beach, but that doesn't mean the owners have skimped on the stunning pool and pool cabana for those who want to bathe away from the gaze of the neighbours - and the tourist boats.

Former Home Of Al Capone Refurbished In Miami Beach

The interiors have been designed as a blank canvas, so that any prospective photographer or video director can easily put their own stamp on it. The kitchen, therefore, is simple and understated rather than anything more cutting edge.

Former Home Of Al Capone Refurbished In Miami Beach

There are several bright and airy rooms, which could be perfect as they are for a wedding photo shoot, or filled with scantily-clad extras for a video shoot.

Former Home Of Al Capone Refurbished In Miami Beach


The question is whether the history of the villa makes it an even more interesting place, or whether the connection with Al Capone is the only thing that detracts from the beauty of the place. What do you think?

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