An Inspiring Home Meets its End

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The grand mansion that many believe was the inspiration for The Great Gatsby will soon be no more.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was spotted at lavish parties held at the house, parties attended by the likes of Winston Churchill and the Marx brothers. The 13-acre property on Long Island Sound will be divided and the home torn down.


Jill Haberkern has lived in a one-room house made of tombstones and a farmhouse with a walrus head. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, with neither. Her writing has appeared in the Mid-American Review. More from this author →