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The mansion that inspired the novel "The Great Gatsby"

The mansion that inspired the novel "The Great Gatsby"

In The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald describes the protagonist's mansion as "an imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, a marble pool, and more than fifteen hectares of lawn and garden". In real life, the house that inspired that phrase is located in Gold Coast, Long Island, and although it only has a little over two hectares and has no pool, it is for sale for € 14 million (approx.). As you see the photos you will want to buy it! You dare?

Advertising - Keep reading below The house was designed in 1928 by McKim, Mead & White

The firm is also famous for being in charge of the Pennsylvania station, the Brooklyn Museum and the Columbia University campus.

The house has 13 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a toilet.

It is located in Sands Point, Long Island

Mary Harriman Rumsey bought the land in 1923. She was the founder of the Junior League of the City of New York and one of the daughters of the railroad magnate E.H. Harriman His brother, W. Averell Harriman, became governor of New York. A successful family!

Mary and the house were very important for the writer

"Mary helped Fitzgerald discover the lifestyle of the wealthy Old Westport, and her participation in the eugenics movement as part of the material for the novel. In addition, the writer congratulated her on her work on the policies of the New Deal," according to a 2015 article in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.

"It is said that the description of the woman who wears a riding suit in chapter 6 of the book is a tribute to Mary Harriman Rumsey."

The current owners invested in better of the house

The family that sells the property "has invested millions in renovation," Bloomberg reports.

This is the kitchen Harrison Design was responsible for the renovation of the property A very elegant library

Probably, Fitzgerald was inspired by a room like this when describing the "Gothic library with carved English oak panels."

The main dining room Another perspective of the room The porch overlooks Long Island Sound The original architectural details were restored There is also a cottage for the watchman and a small house to store the boats Even a 6-seater garage And for fun, a tennis court If you like it, it can be yours!

Via: House Beautiful US