Built in 1920 for Anheuser-Busch brewing baron Clarence M. Busch by society architect W.F. Brown, this waterfront estate on Miami Beach's exclusive Palm Island has not only survived the intervening 93 years intact, but looks to have received only minor upgrades, with fusty wallpaper, hand-painted floral murals, and garishly pattered upholstery, but according to the listing has been "structurally updated." Still, even in its timeworn state, the 9,500-square-foot mansion has much to offer, including seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three staff studios, a Slim Aarons-worthy swimming pool, a poolside cabana, and a guest house. The grounds are home to an "award-winning rose garden," while a deep-water dock provides space for a yacht. This might not have the notorious backstory of another Busch mansion nearby, but all the space and pedigree adds up to a hefty $8.9M price tag.
· 142 Palm Avenue [Streeteasy]
· An Impeccably Preserved Beer Baron's Palace On Palm Island [Curbed Miami]
· Five of The Many Mansions Anheuser-Busch Beer Bought [Curbed National]