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'Gatsby' House F Scott Fitzgerald Lived in Is for Sale for $3.9M

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:26 PM

“The Great Gatsby” house that belonged to F. Scott Fitzgerald and inspired the classic novel is for sale for $3.9 million.

Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda rented the Great Neck home on Long Island from October 1922 to April 1924, according to the Los Angeles Times.




Zelda called it “our nifty little Babbit-home at Great Neck,” according to a Zillow blog post.

Fitzgerald reportedly wrote the "The Great Gatsby" in a room above the garage as he gained inspiration from the other homes in the area, according to The Wall Street Journal.

University of East Anglia American Literature professor Sarah Churchwell told WSJ that Fitzgerald wrote about three chapters while in Great Neck and completed the book in France when his family left the United States in May 1924.

The home was modest when Fitzgerald lived there, but has since been remodeled to include seven bedrooms, six-and-half baths, a second-floor balcony, a maid’s room, and a bar in the basement, according to the Times.

The Mediterranean-style residence was originally built in 1918 and now boasts more than 5,000 square feet.

Original details such as a wood-burning fireplace, arched windows, and crown moldings remain, Coldwell Banker agent Inbar Mitzeman told WSJ.

The Fitzgeralds reportedly hosted crazy parties, according to Zillow, and also had “house rules,” such as, “Visitors are requested not to break down doors in search of liquor, even when authorized to do so by the host and hostess.”

A maid reportedly once found the couple passed out on the lawn one morning after drinking in Manhattan, according to the Times.

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