Gold Coast Estate in Locust Valley That Inspired The Great Gatsby Asks $28.5M

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Lands End Manor, a lavish, Gold Coast mansion on 32 acres of land, which novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald frequented and drew inspiration from when writing The Great Gatsby, is listed for sale at 10 Lands End Rd. in Locust Valley.

This enormous estate has all the bells and whistles one could expect from the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties, including the main mansion, a five-stall horse stable, a greenhouse, inground pool with Georgian pool house, one-bedroom apartment with an attached four-car garage, a six-bedroom guest house, separate caretaker cottages, and gardens and farming areas on the grounds.

The private property was transformed by renowned 20th century architectural firm Walker & Gillette in 1920 from a farm and farmhouse that was built in 1850 into the Georgian colonial mansion now on the market. According to the listing, only two families have lived on the estate since 1929.

Fitzgerald, famed 20th century novelist, often visited the Locust Valley estate and took careful observations of the elaborate mansion. This inspired his descriptions of main character Jay Gatsby’s mansion in The Great Gatsby, which has since been adapted in film.

The Gold Coast home is secluded and gated, surrounded by manicured greenery, gardens, horse pastures, a working farm, and expansive views of the Long Island Sound from the waterfront property.

The property has a total of eight garage spaces, seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half bathrooms in the main house, as well as an exercise room, home office, formal dining room, walk-in closets, wet bar, and family room.

The asking price is $28,500,000, not including the annual property tax of $223,800.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Maria Babaev, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who can be reached at 516-621-3555.

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