Monday, February 23, 2009

The Fitzgeralds

Zelda and Fitz

6 Gateway Drive, Great Neck
6 Gateway Drive, Great Neck

Nearby in Oyster Bay, TR's home

Sagamore Hill


Theodore Roosevelt and Family at Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill

I wished a big piazza, very broad at the n.w. corner where we could in rocking chairs
look at the sunset; a library with a shallow bay window opening south, the parlor or drawing room occupying
all the western end of the lower floor; as broad a hall as our space would permit; big fireplaces for logs;
.the top floor the gun room occupying the western end so that north and west it looked over the Sound and Bay.


The site encompasses 83.02 acres. Access to the Theodore Roosevelt home is only through guided tours. The Home is a 23 room Queen Anne Style structure. 93% of the furnishings are original to the home.nbsp- Theodore Roosevelt, 1883

First edition

The house it was written about

OhekaU.S. National Register of Historic Places
Otto Kahn estate, (HABS photo)

Aerial view of extensive gardens

Oheka Castle was the country home of financier and philanthropist, Otto Kahn. Built by Kahn, between 1914 and 1919 and located on the Gold Coast of Long Island's north shore, the home was and remains, the second largest private home in America, comprising 127 rooms and over 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2), as originally configured.


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Courtesy of the Everett Collection

Jay Gatsby's Mansion

West Egg, N.Y.

$42.5 million

Fabulous Gothic-style manse located on Long Island's North Shore!
Stunning 22,000 square interior! 8 bedrooms, 8 baths; perfect for stay-over guests after wild weekend parties. 4-car garage comes with vintage 1920s yellow roadster. Swimming pool recently repainted. Estate owned. Must sell!

Featured in The Great Gatsby.