The House That Helped Inspire The Great Gatsby Goes on Sale for $3.9 Million
If the walls in this Great Neck, N.Y., home could talk, they would have legendary stories to tell. The seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, where the author first began writing The Great Gatsby, is now available for $3.9 million. Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda rented the home from October 1922 until April 1924 during which time Fitzgerald wrote three chapters of his famous novel in a room over the garage. The couple routinely socialized with their wealthy neighbors, many of whom served as muses for the characters in Fitzgerald’s great American novel, while the surrounding houses inspired the book’s fictional mansions.
Built in 1918, the more than 5,000-square-foot, Mediterranean-style home features such amenities as a wood-burning fireplace, a second-floor balcony, hardwood floors, arched windows, a gourmet kitchen, a den, a maid’s room, a bar in the basement, and exclusive access to a nearby country club. (Inquiries: Nurit Weiss or Inbar Mitzman, 516.482.8400; (coldwellbankermoves.com)