F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Former Long Island Estate Now Asking $3.9 Million

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F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s former Great Neck home—where the famed author began writing The Great Gatsby—is now on the market for $3,888,888.

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Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, rented the now-renovated seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home for two years in the early 1920s, hosting countless parties at the Long Island estate and using it as a base to visit other luxurious homes in the area—an opulent spot that inspired Gatsby‘s West Egg and East Egg setting. Boasting over 5,000 square feet of living space, the resplendent Mediterranean-style home—which Zelda referred to as the couple’s “nifty little Babbit-home” —sits on a nearly half-acre lot in the posh village of Great Neck Estates.

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According to Andrew Turnbull‘s biography of Fitzgerald, the duo’s outrageous gatherings prompted them to come up with a list of flippant house rules including, “Visitors are requested not to break down doors in search of liquor, even when authorized to do so by the host and hostess.”

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Coldwell Banker’s Nurit Weiss currently holds the listing.

Photos and details courtesy of Zillow

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