Affluence and Influence Are Always Relative

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Curbed.com is a website specializing in interior design, décor, and real estate. You can receive a daily newsletter that typically features an expensive residence with some sort of unusual overall design or notable features or some intriguing aspects to its history.

Yesterday, that daily newsletter featured this Long Island residence:

Fitzgerald Mansion

Here is the description that accompanies the photo:

“It’s not East or West Egg, nowhere near the same league as Gatsby’s gilded mansion, but this Mediterranean home in Great Neck can lay claim to something a lot more substantial than the fictional millionaire’s backstory. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald called this stately 7-bed, 7-bath home from the fall of 1922 to April 1924 (Zelda nicknamed it her “”nifty little Babbitt house,” a Sinclair Lewis reference poking fun at the bourgeois). Young and a bit reckless, cash-strapped yet renting a Rolls, the couple caroused as the early short stories that presaged The…

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