Great Gatsby Home For Sale: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House That Inspired ‘Gatsby’ Hits The Market For Interesting Price

May 21, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

“Great Gatsby” home for sale and can be yours for the strange amount of $3,888,888. The Long Island home where F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing “The Great Gatsby” measures over 5,000 square feet.

Great Gatsby house for sale

“The Great Gatsby” house is for sale – asking price is just $3,888,888. The lavish 5,000-square-foot Long Island, New York home, which was built in 1918, once belonged to famous writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, lived in the home located in the Village of Great Neck Estates from 1922 through 1924.

It has been reported that Fitzgerald began writing his most successful book, The Great Gatsby while living in the 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home.

Fitzgerald wrote three chapters of his famous novel in the house and moved to France to complete it. The couple remodeled all seven bedrooms and six and one-half baths in the mansion for their lavish parties for the elite and scandalous socialites. The stunning mansion, which sits on 0.42 acres, also includes multiple fireplaces and a music room.

Zelda called the splendid property “our nifty little Babbit-home at Great Neck,” and it was used for the couple’s over-the- top parties where the newly rich West Egg and old-money East Egg mingled and fought.

The Fitzgeralds’ wild gatherings served as inspiration for the book. More on The Great Gatsby below:

“The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.”

Agents – Inbar Mitzman and Nurit Weiss of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – would not say who the seller is, but did share few more details about the home.

“The home has original details such as a wood-burning fireplace, arched windows overlooking the property and crown moldings,” Mitzman said. “A room above the garage that Mr. Fitzgerald is believed to have used for writing is now used as a bedroom.”

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    1. Claudine says:

      Love the movies with Robert Redford and wished read book first to understand movie which love both movies. Would love the home for it has the Grace and Beauty. Love the 1920’s which found pieces of furniture to place in a home. I would treat the home as should as have wanted to put on a Great Gatsby Party. <3


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