For many, The Great Gatsby, is an all-time favorite read. Which is why I was so jealous to hear that a Gatsby’s mansion (F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s mansion inspiration, at least), has sold! From these photo’s, you can definitely see a resemblance in Fitzgerald’s descriptions from the novel:
“…the one on the right was a colossal affair by any standard–it was a factual imitation of some Hotel 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. It was Gatsby’s mansion. Or rather, as I didn’t know Mr. Gatsby, it was a mansion inhabited by a gentleman of that name. ” -Page 9
Note: This is not the only mansion said to be ‘the’ inspiration for Gatsby’s mansion.
- Kahn Estate or Oheka Castle on the Gold Coast of Long Island is also said to be a partial inspiration (photo here)
- Colonial mansion on the North Shore of Long Island was also said to be an inspiration, however, has since been demolished (click here to read article and check out some photos)