Homes With Notable Owners
Boasting luxurious amenities and impeccable decor, we take a look inside homes formerly owned by high-profile individuals, such as Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Al Capone and John Steinbeck.
In all shapes, sizes and price points, from an impressive waterfront estate to a stunning New York penthouse, these properties provide a glimpse into the preferences of the well-known, and even the infamous.
This beautiful beachfront estate was once resided by prohibition-era gangster Al Capone. Also known as “Scarface,” Al Capone was a famous American crime boss who was labeled Public Enemy No. 1 following his involvement in the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, where seven rival gang members were killed in Chicago. Capone was eventually convicted, not of murder, but of tax evasion, and sent to prison in 1931 and served a seven-year sentence. Following his release, Capone resided at this Miami residence with his family until his death in 1947.
Built in 1922, this home has been carefully restored to preserve its historical significance. Surrounded by lush greenery, this beautiful property provides both the privacy an ex-gangster might crave, plus elegance which might even surprise, in this 6,000-square-foot space. The estate has a spacious indoor/outdoor feel and hosts large French doors and several porches for lounging. Just outside the home lies a grand pool area and private beach where residents can relax and enjoy expansive views of Biscayne Bay. Web ID: DHEW
New York, New York
American Novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner John Steinbeck formerly resided in this beautiful New York apartment. Steinbeck is best known as the author of notable works which highlighted social and economic issues in America during the Great Depression including Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. After a celebrated career where he wrote over 31 books, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Perched on the 34th floor of the Tower East building, this 4,100-square-foot space has been completely renovated with new floors, electricity and plumbing and expanded to include the unit next door. Upon entering the 6-bedroom home, guests are greeted by double doors which open to the stunning entryway with a secret coat closet. The home has several gathering spaces including the spacious dining room, living room and the open kitchen area which feature views of the New York skyline. A small study in the home is dedicated to Steinbeck and features mementos, furniture and posters that belonged to the writer when he resided in the space, however these items are not included in the home purchase. Web ID: JSRB88
Acclaimed singer and songwriter, Bobby Vinton once resided in this Florida estate. Also known as “The Polish Prince” due to the musical homage he paid to his polish background, Vinton was a pioneer of his time, generating 30 Top 40 songs in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
This resort-style estate is surrounded by magnificent views of Sarasota’s New Pass inlet. With a spacious main house and a 4-bedroom guest house, this home has ample space for lounging and entertaining. The master suite on the second level is accessible through a private wing in the home and hosts a stunning walk-in closet and private laundry area. A third level features a theatre room with glass windows looking out onto the water. Additional amenities include a pool, an oversized spa, cabana with a dry sauna and a tropical bar area between the main residence and the guest house. Web ID: ZQCC88
Upper Nyack, New York
Musician, singer and songwriter Warren Haynes, best known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers and a founding member of the band Gov’t Mule once resided in this private estate. As an acclaimed guitarist, Haynes has also toured with The Dead, a band comprised of the surviving members of The Grateful Dead.
Only 30 minutes from New York City, this property features modern finishes in an elegant and traditional space. Upon entering the home, visitors will be astounded by the sweeping staircase and marble inlay leading to the octagon great room which has a fireplace and wet bar. The master suite hosts a spacious walk-in closet and a relaxing steam shower. Downstairs, the basement area has additional bedrooms, a movie theatre and game room for recreation. Web ID: XQSV88
American entrepreneur Bill Rancic and entertainment journalist Giuliana Rancic once lived in this Victorian-style rowhouse. Bill Rancic gained notoriety as the first season winner of the popularized American reality show “The Apprentice” and Giuliana has been an entertainment correspondent for American broadcast network, E! News since 1991. The duo starred in a reality show highlighting their marriage from 2009-2014.
High ceilings and heated floors are just a few of the remarkable accents in this lovely space. The 5-bedroom home has been completely renovated within the last two years and has a new kitchen with Calcutta marble countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerators and two wine coolers. The master suite stretches throughout the third floor and features a magnificent two-story dressing room and a spa-like master bath. Lake and city views can be enjoyed from both the roof and back deck which also has a large screen TV, an outdoor fireplace and a kitchen. Web ID: VWHC88
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