(Miami) A home in South Florida, owned by gangster Al Capone for nearly 20 years, is about to be demolished.
Capone was living there when he was killed in January 1947.
according to Miami HeraldThe new owners of this luxurious nine-bedroom residence plan to demolish it. They bought it this summer for $10.75 million (13.75 million treasures).
One of the buyers, developer Todd Glaser, told the Daily that the house, located a meter below sea level, was badly damaged by the floods. Buyers plan to build a modern two-story home with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, spa and sauna.
“This house is bullshit,” Glaser said. It’s a disgrace to Miami Beach. ”
The other owner is Mr. Glaser’s business partner, Nelson Gonzalez, an investor and senior vice president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM.
Miami Beach authorities will consider the possibility of designating the home as a historic site in September, but Glaser says that won’t stop the new owners’ plans.
Capone bought the house for $40,000 in 1928. He has stayed there several times. There he died of a heart attack in 1947. According to some historians, this is where the gangster and his accomplices organized the famous “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” in which seven members of a rival gang were killed. 1929.
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