Five of The Many Mansions Anheuser-Busch Beer Bought

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Completed in 1922 on Miami's tony Palm Island, this historic mansion is now infamous as the home of legendary mobster Al Capone, but it was originally built for Clarence Busch, an heir to the Anheuser-Busch beer brewing fortune. Apparently the dire effects of Prohibition on the company's profits weren't yet enough to dissuade Busch from spending big to build his Miami escape, but by 1928 he had sold to Capone, who added the iconic pool house. Today, the newly restored spread, with seven bedrooms and six baths, is listed for $9.5M. A small fortune, to be sure, but just a fraction of the total value of the five Busch family properties currently on the market.

↑ By 1939, prohibition was over and the family was raking in the cash once again, so they commissioned this giant Mediterranean-inspired mansion in Fort Lauderdale as a winter escape. Designed by Addison Mizner protege Francis Abreu, Manga Reva contains more than 12,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and sits on a spacious waterfront lot alongside a two-bed guest house, a sizable lap pool, and a carefully manicured lawn. Today, the property is listed for a hefty $15M.

↑ This brick pile on St. Louis' Utah Place can hardly be compared to those lavish Florida mansions, but it also has a relation to the Busch clan, or was it the Anheusers? According to the brokerbabble, this is a "fantastic mansion built but not verified to be one of the Anheuser Busch family members in 1907." Okay, so there's little certainty in that statement, but the pricing reflects the comparatively modest construction and the shaky ties to one of the city's illustrious families. Listed for $349K, the four bedroom, three bath home recently entered contract.

↑ A gated lakeside paradise located three hours from St. Louis, this 23.5-acre estate was never owned by the family directly, but instead controlled by the Anheuser-Busch company and used as a corporate retreat. Of course, up until InBev's purchase of A-B, a Busch family member had been helming the company for nearly its entire history, meaning the family probably had free use of this somewhat odd estate. Well stocked with outdoor and sporting diversions—including a swimming pool, a clay tennis court, a large dock facility, a helipad—the 11-bedroom estate is now listed for a whopping $12.5M.

↑ Not satisfied with just one corporate retreat, Anheuser-Busch also paid to maintain this log-hewn, six-bedroom manse on the banks of the Teton River in Driggs, Idaho. Far from a high-dollar ranch, this rustic home rests on less than three acres, but sits just over the border from Jackson, Wyo. Despite the gloomy interiors, the house is asking $1.45M.

· 93 Palm Ave [Zillow]
· Beer Baron's Miami Beach Mansion Once Owned by Al Capone [Curbed National]
· 1000 Riviera Drive [Zillow]
· 3720 Utah Place [Zillow]
· Tree Wood Dr [Trulia]
· 3593 S Royal Wulff [Zillow]

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