‘Great Gatsby’ Mansion Torn Down

Just over a month ago we did a story on the possibility of the Lands End Mansion, which is what reportedly inspired F. Scott Fitsgerald to write The Great Gatsby, to be torn down.  Its current owner, Bob Brodsky, bought the property for $17.5 Million in 2004.  He claims they could not afford the upkeep which sits on 13 acres, and it was eventually condemned.  His new plan was to raze all the structures to make way for a five lot subdivision, with each of the five homes priced around $10 Million.  As of today, April 18, 2011, the historic ‘Lands End’ mansion is gone.  CBS news had the cameras rolling from the point the bulldozer came, to the point the house was gone.  The 25 room mansion was built in 1902 and was previously valued at nearly $30,000,000.  A brochure from the late 70’s early 80’s showcased the estate in all it’s glory.  It was offered fully furnished with all drapery, linens, furniture and  complete service of English threat silver and Baccarat crystal for 48.  The property was listed at only $2,500,000 in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s.  This is an extremely sad and disappointing end to an estate that was loved and adored by so many.

Value: $30,000,000
Size: N/A
Bedrooms: 15
Bathrooms: 11 Full, 3 Half
Speciality Items: 25 Rooms, Swimming Pool, Multiple Fireplaces, 14 Acres, Built in 1902, 1,700 Ft. of Waterfront, Pool House, Manicured Lawns, Purchased in 2004 by David Brodsky, Winston Churchill, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Marx Brothers all attended lavish properties at the Mansion.
Address: Sands Point, Long Island, New York

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