Valley House: The New Jersey Home Of Gangster Al Capone

There’s something about a vintage 1920’s home hidden away in the dark cover of New Jersey woods that just screams gangster hideaway.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

This estate in Berlin, NJ. was once a getaway home for famed American gangster Al Capone. 

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

It was recently listed for sale and sold for $1.3 Million.

Historic photo of the home

Al Capone had the right idea, because not only is this place set back from the road and hidden in thick trees, it is funky and fun as heck!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

According to the listing, the infamous bootlegger moved here in 1927 to escape the Chicago heat – and not the weather kind of heat.

Al Capone  1899 Р1947

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

This bad boy bootlegger had good taste in homes, if not a little gaudy in the decor department.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

The secluded 37 acre property is set back from the highway and even has waterfront views.
Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house
Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Have a look inside. You’re gonna love it – gangsta or not!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

The home has a total of 6,500 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Some billiards and rum?

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

This place was made for entertaining!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

This house not one, but TWO bars! More on the other one in a bit.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

When Capone moved in, the house had recently been expanded by its owner, B. George DiLuzio.

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Here is the living room:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

It’s probably the calmest, least fussy room in the house.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

The dining room with its mirrored ceiling:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

The kitchen with breakfast area:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

House Crazy Sarah loves the narrow butler’s pantry:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

A gorgeous, relaxing sun room:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Not sure what the purpose of this room is (below)… one can only speculate.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

And look…. a built-in safe!

AL Capone safe

No mobster home would be complete without one. What goodies hid out behind that red door?

Now for the most unusual master bedroom…

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There’s something a bit dizzying about it.

Another bedroom:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

And a third bedroom that is actually quite lovely:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

One of the six bathrooms…

Is that a flask hanging there by the shower?

Look at the amazing attic space:

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

That would be a fun room to decorate. Too bad it’s just being used for storage.

Let’s go back outside…

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

There is a wonderful courtyard area, complete with a wishing well.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

But perhaps the best part of this property is the pool area…

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Remember that second bar? Here it is in the pool cabana!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

How about that? Can you picture Al Capone sitting there nursing a Templeton Rye? That was reportedly his signature drink.

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

What a gorgeous, luxurious home!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

Oh, one more thing: have a look at the SEVEN car garage!

Al Capone's New Jersey hideaway house

It must have really been a downer when Al Capone landed in prison just a few short years after renting this place.

 

Sources:

billsouders.realscout.com/homesearch/listings/p-12-new-freedom-rd-berlin

www.phillymag.com/property/

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