Treasure Hunter’s Paradise: The Site Of Pablo Escobar’s Miami Beach Home Is For Sale
December 21, 2017 by Sarah Elles Boggs
If you're into hunting for treasure and have $16 million to spare, you can buy the site of Pablo Escobar's former Miami Beach Home!
That's right, the infamous drug kingpin was known for burying his riches in the yards of his various houses or hiding things in the walls of his estates. Two safes have already been found in the yard at 5860 North Bay Road, although they have not yet been opened and most of the 30,000 square foot lot has yet to be excavated. The lot also has 150 feet of bay frontage with Downtown Miami skyline views, so it is almost certain that unspeakable things were coming and going from the estate on the regular.
Escobar purchased the estate in 1980 for $762,500 and then lost it to a US Government seizure in 1987. After years of falling into disrepair, the CEO of Chicken Kitchen purchased the property for $9.65 million in 2014. The fast food scion is apparently a bad boy in his own right, he was named in the recent release of the Panama Papers, although maintains his innocence.
Not long after purchasing the property, the owner razed the existing structure placed the lot on the market for a whopping $21 million (which he did not get). After several price reductions and marketing re-launches, it now sits on the market for $15.9 million.
According to a recent article on Realtor.com, one of the two safes that was found during the demolition of the home was stolen. The other is still around, but will likely be opened on a televised documentary that is currently being produced. The existing safe weighs between 600 to 700 pounds.
The seller also told the reporter that he had professional treasure hunters take a look at the lot. They reported lots of subterranean "activity," particularly under the 100 year old banyan tree, so if you would like to go farming for riches and yayo, let's make a deal! Even if you don't find anything, you could also build a history-making home of your own on the gorgeous lot.