For $16.5M: Estate That May Have Inspired Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

November 06, 2013

If there’s a chain of causality involving these life experiences and the course of Fitzgerald’s work, it could be limited to personalities and desires without any physical input from the listed property. But the historical link is there (more than a whiff), and who wouldn’t want to own those bragging rights? The 7,424-sqaure-foot home and an 8-acre belt of greenspace was available in 2007-09 for as low as $4.9M, but now an entire 45-acre “farm” has joined in, raising the ask to $16.5M. It’s admittedly a little silly calling this land ‘farm’— historically that may have been so, but its overgrown lawns, marsh, and pond emphasize scenery and little else. Might it have been Fitzgerald’s “introduction to the good life,” as the listing claims? Perhaps, and it can definitely be yours.

·Listing: 210 S Ridge Road, Lake Forest [Coldwell Banker]
·Ginevra King, Fitzgerald’s ‘Gatsby’ Inspiration and His First Love

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