You don’t happen to have a spare $4 million, do you, old sport? Well, $3.9 million will do. That’s the asking price for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island mansion, where the novelist and wife Zelda lived in the 1920s, and which is believed to be where he wrote The Great Gatsby. Located in Great Neck Estates, less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan – or less if a sozzled Jordan Baker is behind the wheel – the 5,000 square foot house boasts 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and presumably ample closet space for all your shirts.
According to Coldwell Banker, the Mediterranean style house was built in 1918, has a pool and tennis court, and is located in a town with private police and an exclusive country club (is there any other kind?) The estate is also close to the shore of Long Island Sound, where the new owners can watch all the boats struggle against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.