F. Scott Fitzgerald’s former home hits the market for $4M

"Great Gatsby" author lived in seven-bedroom Great Neck house in the early 1920s

TRD New York /
May.May 20, 2015 10:40 AM

The Long Island home where F. Scott Fitzgerald started writing “The Great Gatsby” is for sale for $3.9 million.

Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda lived in the roughly 5,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom Great Neck home in the early 1920s, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Coldwell Banker’s Inbar Mitzman and Nurit Weiss have the listing.

The home is currently owned by Larry Horn, who bought the property for $4.2 million in 2008, the Journal reported.

Among the house’s features are a wood-burning fireplace and arched windows. The room over the garage, which at the moment is a bedroom, is believed to be Fitzgerald’s former writing room, the newspaper reported.

It’s highly possible that the experiences the Fitzgeralds had while living in the house between 1922 and 1924 inspired the events that Fitzgerald ultimately penned in his classic novel, English professor and F. Scott Fitzgerald expert Kirk Curnutt told the newspaper. [WSJ] — Claire Moses


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