Estate that inspired Great Gatsby author hits market for $100m

A massive estate in the old-money community on Long Island’s waterfront, which was said to be the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby - is on the market for $100 million.

One of Long Island's old-money estates on the waterfront said to have inspired The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is on sale for $100m

One of Long Island's old-money estates on the waterfront said to have inspired The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is on sale for $100m. Image by David Brossard / CC BY 2.0

The estate which among other things includes an indoor lazy river, fountains modelled from the Peterhof Palace and a two-storey dollhouse is located at Kings Point on Long Island.

Manhattan skyline visible from the Long Island waterfront property on sale for $100m.

Manhattan skyline is visible from the Long Island waterfront property some 25 miles away which on sale for $100m. Image by joiseyshowaa / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Daily Mail reports that the 87-year-old mansion – only 25 miles away from the centre of New York city - has a 60,000-square foot mansion to boast as its centrepiece. There is also eight acres frontage to the sea while the Manhattan skyline is visible from the ample property.

It’s Gatsby theme is evidenced in its ballroom, two guest houses, 25 bathrooms and 13 massive bedrooms. To add to the already notable features, is the wine cellar replete with tasting room, gambling casino and a shooting range.

Arguably the most outrageous features on the premises is the indoor lazy river pool where guests can relax on the current as if it was a real creek.

For the ladies, there’s the two-storey dollhouse with all sort of luxuries.

For younger members of the household, there are two swimming pools – one indoor, the other outside – which also includes a slide.

Lastly for the car lovers, there is a two-level garage with a hydraulic lift.

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