Al Capone's Home To Be Demolished


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The South Florida house that gangster Al Capone owned, and died in, is facing demolition.

The new owners of the nine-bedroom, Miami Beach house plan to demolish it after buying it for $10.75 million.

Developer Todd Glaser, says the home is about 3 feet below sea level, has flood damage and standing water underneath it. The new owners plan to build a two-story modern spec home with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, spa and sauna.

“The house is a piece of crap,” Glaser said. “It’s a disgrace to Miami Beach.”

Nelson Gonzalez, an investor and senior vice president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM is the new owner.

Capone bought the house for $40,000 in 1928 and “Scarface" died there in 1947 from a heart attack. The home is where Capone plotted the notorious St. Valentine's Day massacre in which seven members of an opposing gang were gunned down in a Chicago parking garage in 1929.


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