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May 22, 2015

'The Great Gatsby' novelist's party estate listed at nearly $3.9M

The Mediterranean-style home is where the late F. Scott Fitzgerald began his famous work

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's party house lists for nearly $3.9M.

The Long Island estate where the late famous American author F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing “The Great Gatsby” is up for sale.

It was in this home where Fitzgerald through his lavish parties, which spurred the writing of half-facetious house rules such as, “Visitors are requested not to break down doors in search of liquor, even when authorized to do so by the host and hostess," according to his biography by Andrew Turnbull.

The 1918-built Mediterranean-style home, which is said to be where Fitzgerald began writing "The Great Gatsby," his best known work, is listed at $3,888,888, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda rented the now-remodeled seven-bedroom, 6.5-bath Long Island estate for two years in the early 1920s, and if the walls could talk, the home would probably tell a tale as thrilling as Fitzgerald’s writing. 

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Author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald poses with his wife Zelda Sayre and his daughter Scottie in their apartment in Paris, France, on July 16, 1925. (AP)

According to Andrew Turnbull’s biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, it was in this home that Fitzgerald threw the lavish parties that spurred the writing of the book with its half-facetious house rules such as, “Visitors are requested not to break down doors in search of liquor, even when authorized to do so by the host and hostess.”

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here.