Created in 1919 by developer developer Locke Highleyman, Palm Island is revered as one of Miami Beach’s most luxurious man-made islands. It was later bought by prohibition-era gangster Al Capone in 1928, where he died at in 1947.
Located in the exclusive Miami Beach’s Palm Island, the ex-sunshine retreat of Al Capone sits on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay. With 24 hours security surveillance, Palm Island is a sophisticated yet peaceful luxury residential area.
In 2013, the villa underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation after Miami-based MB America bought it for $8 million. The villa is now released onto the market, priced at US$14.9 million.
The vivid history and glamour of the villa has set it as one of the most exclusive scene for a wide range of photo and video productions. In fact, after the estate was unveiled in 2015 after renovations, it was announced as a production, filming and photo shoot venue.
Composed by 3 buildings, the property houses four-bedrooms, a 6,100-square-foot main house, and a two-story pool cabana. There is also a spacious guesthouse with two bedrooms and a bath, converted from the original gatehouse Capone installed. The main villa also features the original black and gold Art Deco powder room, ceiling lights from the 1920s, an original fireplace and porch. The 30,000-square-foot property has about 100 feet of waterfront.
The Italian family that currently owns Capone’s former Miami house has also owned other event venues and retreats in the area, including the Orchid House, a Mediterranean villa at 1350 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.