The champagne-soaked soirees and opulent mansions in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” are, of course, legendary. With Baz Luhrmann’s new film about to hit theaters this Friday, our Coldwell Banker Previews International team couldn’t help but be tempted by our own collection of Coldwell Banker Previews mansions that embody the essence of the Roaring Twenties: beauty, freedom, extravagance and a touch of Art Deco.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Fitzgerald supposedly conceived of the book in 1922, shortly before moving to Great Neck, Long Island. This Georgian-style mansion is not exactly in Great Neck…but it still offers spectacular views of the Long Island Sound from all living areas and the master bedroom suites. From the grand 10,228 square-foot main residence to the magnificent pool and gardens, the fictional Daisy would surely be impressed.
Winnetka, IL 60093
“A home so spectacular it has a name: Le Grand Reve…The Big Dream.” If that property description doesn’t sound like a Gatsby-age endorsement, then we don’t know what is. After all, Jay Gatsby was a man of dreams…big dreams. Designed by world-renowned architect Richard Landry, this 16,791 square-foot North Shore estate has all of the grandeur an affluent socialite would need: master craftsmanship, grand spaces for entertaining, nine fireplaces and a lower level with a theater and spa.
Tampa, FL 33613
This extraordinary 29,000-square-foot estate tucked into Tampa Bay’s most esteemed guard-gated community of Avila provides the exclusivity, privacy and quality of life that any of the Gatsby characters would appreciate. Modeled after a 17th century British royal palace, the manor was completed in 2004 following nearly seven years of custom design, development and construction. The residence captivates five spacious acres of impeccably landscaped grounds and rests near the exclusive Avila Golf and Country Club. At the very least, Jordan Baker would be impressed.
This is just a taste of the homes selected. To see the full list and to stay on the pulse of luxury real estate head to Previews Inside Out.
Lead images courtesy of: Architectural Digest