A 25-room Gold Coast mansion that some say was the inspiration for “The Great Gatsby” is to be razed to make room for a subdivision in the tony Village of Sands Point.
Sands Point Village Clerk Randy Bond told the New York Post that it will be replaced by five houses priced at $10 million each. The location affords magnificent views of the Long Island Sound.
Some F. Scott Fitzgerald experts believe the author used the sprawling 1902 property as a model for the home of the character Daisy Buchanan.
The current owner tells the Post he believes the mansion’s link to the classic tale has been overstated.
David Brodsky says his family bought it in 2004 from Virginia Payson, the late wife of former Mets owner Charles Payson.
He says the house is beyond repair.
With Associated Press.