'Great Gatsby' Mansion in Its Original Grandeur
Land's End,the Sands Point, N.Y., estate rumored to haveinspiredF. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of Daisy inThe Great Gatsby, has surely seen fairer times. The colonial revival is spending its final days as adecaying,peeling mess as it waits to be razed and turned into a development community community. But like all Stanford White-designed properties built during the turn of the 20th century, it once had serious grace and grandeur, as proven by an old listing brochure posted on blog Old Long Island. We're awaiting confirmation of what year it's from, exactly, but it lists the house (as well as its on-grounds caretaker's cottage and two greenhouses) for $2.5M-and that includes "all furniture, drapes, linens, complete service of English threat silver and Baccarat crystal for 48, furnishings in all bldgs." To boot: we're assuming the brochure is from far before November 2009, when Land's End hit the market for $30M.
Read more at Curbed.com.
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