Book lovers rejoice! You now have the chance to snag one of modern literature’s most popular properties. The mansion that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was just listed in Long Island.
Situated at 235 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, New York, this home was purchased by Mary Harriman Rumsey in 1923.
Rumsey and Fitzgerald were friends, and he spent vast amounts of time at the estate, later using it as an inspiration for his famous novel. The mansion’s website states that it is well considered that Fitzgerald saw the estate as “Gatsby’s East Egg.”
According to Zillow, this stunning 13-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom estate is situated on 5.3 acres facing the water. The home, originally designed by the famous architects, McKim, Mead, and White, is completely renovated and fixed with modern appliances by the awarded Harrison Design architects.
It also features 12-foot ceilings and sun-flooded rooms. Outside, the mansion features beautiful gardens, 391 feet of its own private beach, and a separate 4-bedroom cottage, and a 3-bedroom caretaker’s house. Patios line the house and offer stunning views of the Long Island Sound.
Forbes states that McKim, Mead, and White was the design firm that also was behind creating the Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Station, and the main campus at Columbia University.
Aside from this, they were also behind the renovations at the National Museum of American History and the East and West Wings of the White House.