Long Island “Gatsby” manse to be razed

March 08, 2011 08:58AM

Lands End in Sands Point Village

The Long Island estate that many F. Scott Fitzgerald devotees believe was the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan’s home in “The Great Gatsby,” may soon be borne back ceaselessly into the past. According to the Post, the current owners of the so-called Lands End mansion plan to demolish the 25-room colonial home in Sands Point Village in order to make way for a five-lot subdivision, upon which they’d build as many $10 million custom homes. The aging mansion, which sits above the Long Island Sound, belongs to father-son pair Bert and David Brodsky, who purchased it for $17.5 million in 2004 with the intent of turning the property into a family compound. But they soon found that the main house was in disrepair, and cast doubt on its Fitzgerald ties. “We did a lot of research on its history and there is really no evidence that Fitzgerald was even ever there,” David Brodsky said of the mansion. “To be honest with you there isn’t anything really special about it.” [Post]