Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Member Represents Mansion said to Inspire “The Great Gatsby”
Posted by Chantele Machado — September 11, 2017
SANDS POINT, NY - The real-life mansion that is said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, has been listed for $16.8 million by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate member Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
The estate being on the market has created quite the buzz, as prominent media outlets such as Town & Country, Forbes and Fortune magazine have shared the new and exciting opportunity to own the iconic property.
The 13-bedroom waterfront mansion was completed in 1928 by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White; well-known for their design conception of the Brooklyn Museum and Columbia University’s main campus. The historic estate has since been spectacularly restored and enhanced by award-winning architect Bill Harrison, of Harrison Design, for today’s modern living.
In the book, Gatsby’s house is described as “a colossal affair by any standard—it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden.”
While the actual estate is lacking raw ivy and a marble swimming pool, the remarkable property boasts a six-car garage, tennis court, separate guest cottage, boathouse and 371 feet of sandy beach frontage with sweeping views of the Long Island Sound.
Find more information on the property at: LuxuryRealEstate.com/2700983