St. Petersburg, Florida: For sale: a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style mansion with a red, barrel-tiled roof and arched doorways and windows. It even comes with some notoriety as it was once owned by one of Osama Bin Laden's brothers.
Khalil Bin Laden, one of the terrorist mastermind's 54 siblings, bought the home in 1980 for $1.6 million, but the wealthy businessman and his family fled their vacation spot under police escort shortly after 9/11, fearing they might be targeted because of the terrorist attacks. The 1920s-era mansion has sat empty ever since.
The home is in a quiet small town about 20 miles west of Orlando. There's a pool, horse stables and a four-car detached garage. It has fallen into a bit of disrepair due to vandals and humid Florida weather, but the real estate agent in charge of selling the property said it can easily be restored to its previous grandeur.
The asking price is $1,999,000.
In February 2006, at the height of Florida's housing boom, Khalil Bin Laden sold the property for $4 million to a businessman who later went bankrupt and was sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.
The home was eventually foreclosed, said Autumn Norris-Makin, the Florida real estate agent who has been trying to sell the property for over a year.