Al Capone’s former Chicago home hits market for $225,000

Notorious mob boss Al Capone’s Chicago home is on the market for an absolute steal.

The red-brick building, where the Windy City’s gangland kingpin lived with his wife, mom and other relatives, is listed for a bargain $225,000.

Located on the far South Side, it has three bedrooms on each floor.

It also has a brand new first-floor kitchen, a second-floor bathroom Jacuzzi and a two-car garage.

Ruthlessly violent Capone moved his family from New York into the $5,000 property in 1923.

He rose to the top of the criminal underworld while living between there and the plush Lexington Hotel.

Starting as a bouncer at a brothel, he became right-hand man to Johnny Torrio — before soon taking over the entire empire.

At one point, his Prohibition-era enterprise — of bootlegging, gambling and prostitution — was raking in more than $100 million per year.

Capone is also believed to have been responsible for the 1929 mob rub out which later became known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

However, he was busted for tax evasion in 1931. Jailed in Alcatraz prison, he was released in 1939 and died in 1947.

It’s not the first time the house, which Capone’s mom lived in until she died in 1952, has been put up for sale, according to Fox News.

The home was placed on the market in 2009 with a $450,000 asking price, but reportedly failed to sell.

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