The Great Gatsby Mansions

The Long Island homes that inspired F.Scott Fitzgerald

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
gate - Old Westbury
Mulsanne, courtyard - Oheka
entrance, poolhouse - Oheka
dining - Oheka
library - Oheka
garden - Oheka
Oheka
Eagle's Nest
Eagle's  Nest
Marine, Antelope - Eagle's Nest
poolhouse - Eagle's Nest
boat house, crest - Eagle's Nest
Old Westbury Gardens
exterior - Old Westbury
dining - Old Westbury
ballroom - Old Westbury
tea, bathroom - Old Westburyestburry
garden, bride - Coe house
Hempstead
knocker, doorway - Falaise
Agrippa, stable - Falaise
forest, sea - Falaise
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When Baz Lurhmann chose a location for the new movie version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby he decided to shoot the film in the stately homes of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, rather the grand mansions of Long Island’s ‘Gold Coast’, the setting for Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel about a mysterious bootlegger and his passion for a mercurial young flapper.

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