Farewell to a Gatsby mansion…
Peter Applebome’s article in today’s New York Times mourns the loss of a Colonial Revival mansion on Long Island, said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, who danced and drank and played croquet there.
The 1902 structure, called “Lands End” and once home to media mogul Herbert Bayard Swope, will be replaced by a subdivision, where houses are expected to price at $10million each.
Maybe someone will write today’s “Gatsby.” Or maybe it would just be an epic tweet: “Yo, Gatz. Blue lawn, green light, so close, but too far. Ahh, Daisy. We beat on, boats vs. the current, borne back, lol, into the past.”
For more info on the mansions and estates of Long Island’s Gold Coast, check out the blog Old Long Island.
This article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.