This Gatsby-Esque Great Neck Estate with NYC Skyline Views Wants $55M
East Egg and West Egg may be fictional, but the Gold Coast’s grandeur is very much real. Still alive and well today, it is perhaps most famously portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Great Neck, the stretch of Long Island that inspired Gatsby’s home of West Egg, has an opulent mansion for sale that harkens to the pages of this literary classic. With a sky-high price tag of $55 million, it is one lavish listing.
Simply known as The Three Bridges, with no address provided, the property is lavish, private, and mysterious. Once at the coastal location, an 18-bedroom compound awaits. Spread between three structures, the estate mirrors a cluster of chateaus. In fact, the homes were modeled after the late 17th-century Grand Palace at Peterhof, otherwise known as the Russian Versailles.
Boasting 100+ feet of water frontage, the estate has sweeping views of Little Neck Bay and the NYC skyline. When the sun is shining, one can take it all in from the vast terraces, outdoor pool, lazy river, or European-inspired gardens. All that’s missing is a champagne tower, jazz music, and flappers to transport you straight into the 1920s.
All about indulgence, the amenities cater to every whim. With multiple indoor pools, a movie theater, a bowling alley, spas, and weaving paths throughout the estate, it seems a spot for pondering as well as partying.
If Gatsby were to leap out of his pages, might he buy this Great Neck (aka West Egg) mansion? Irene Sarraf and Jason Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.