The Long Island mansion said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby is now on sale. You can snag the estate for a paltry $16.88 million. Yes, it’s that affordable!
In 1923, Mary Harriman Rumsey, daughter of railroad tycoon E.H. Harriman, purchased the estate at 235 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, New York. By 1928, the French Normandy-style castle was built. Unsurprisingly, Rumsey held a lot of parties at the estate, and one of her regular guests was her good friend F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s rumored that Fitzgerald’s time at the Sands Point mansion inspired “Gatsby’s East Egg.”
The estate spans 5.33 acres. The mansion is 11,955-square-feet, has 13 bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms. For $17 million, you also get heated floors, 391 feet of private beach, a tennis court, a six-car garage, and a guest house.
Though the Gold Coast of Long Island may not be what it was in the Roaring Twenties, the Gatsby mansion doesn’t look half bad. Check out a virtual tour of the estate, courtesy of the mansion’s website:
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