Bringing Fantasy To Reality: Where Is 'The Great Gatsby' House?
Homeownership The Great Gatsby House

Bringing Fantasy To Reality: Where Is 'The Great Gatsby' House?

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April 26, 2024 at 5:50 PM PST
Updated on April 26, 2024 at 5:54 PM PST
Homeownership The Great Gatsby House

Bringing Fantasy To Reality: Where Is 'The Great Gatsby' House?

By
April 26, 2024 at 5:50 PM PST
Updated on April 26, 2024 at 5:54 PM PST

Lavish parties, beautiful mansions and faint echoes of Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” “The Great Gatsby” is a story of romance, wealth, race and social class during the Jazz Age era of flapper culture and American history. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald loosely based the book on events during his lifetime.

Based in New York City, the story of the Great Gatsby follows Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate and WWI veteran. He rents a house next to Jay Gatsby, a millionaire who hosts extravagant parties to get the attention of Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin. Daisy and her husband Tom have recently relocated to Long Island from Chicago and unbeknownst to Daisy, Gatsby is still in love with her after all these years. “The Great Gatsby” follows the story of extravagant wealth, socialites and Gatsby and Daisy, essentially told through the eyes of Nick.

The movie, which was released in 2013, follows the storyline of the book. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, the film was polarizing among film critics, winning multiple Academy Awards and multiple Grammy nominations.

We know the characters lived a life of extravagant wealth in all of their riches, meaning they spent all of their money on jewels, activities, parties and mansions. The film primarily takes place in the mansions of some of the characters, particularly Gatsby’s mansion. So, what does this house look like and how did they film the movie there? Let’s take a look at some of the real-life homes that “The Great Gatsby” took inspiration from.

Where Is ‘The Great Gatsby’ House?

Where is the Great Gatsby House? Take a look at a few of the mansions inspired by the film and book. Pictured: One of the Great Gatsby inspiration homes
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Multiple homes were inspired and take inspiration from “The Great Gatsby,” some of which are located right in Long Island. One home is a $45,000,000 mansion in New York. Real estate agent, Ryan Serhant, showed off this property on his YouTube channel. The large waterfront estate features multiple amenities including a bowling alley, multiple pools, a tennis court, spas, wine cellars, arcades and more. In true Great Gatsby fashion, this mansion also includes buildings for staff and entertainment, ballrooms, and a 200-foot dock.

In 2017, the estate that inspired “The Great Gatsby” film was on the market for $85 million. The 18-bedroom, 25-bathroom home features a lazy river and a pool, a two-level garage, a tennis court, a private dock, a hair salon, a wine and tasting room and multiple koi ponds. Set designers took inspiration from the large and gorgeous home built in 1928. With marble and stained glass throughout and a view of the Manhattan skyline, you can truly step into Gatsby’s mansion in this home.

The Oheka Castle

The Oheka Castle, which is now a hotel and estate, is also one of the homes inspired by the Great Gatsby book. The Great Gatsby documentary was filmed at the estate in 2000, along with a long list of other films and television shows. Built in 1919, the estate now features a large number of guestrooms, including the Gatsby Suites. Many weddings and events also take place at the estate now and celebrities like Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift have stayed there



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