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Apr 19, 2011

GREAT GATSBY GOING, GOING, GONE

The area know as the Gold Coast in Long Island boasts many estates one of which is believed to be the inspiration for the F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This 25 room mansion is being torn down to make room for some luxury homes. 
This 25 room mansion requires about $4,500.00 per day for maintenance and insurance. 
I hope they will recycle what must be a house full of fabulous trims and fixtures. It was said at one time to feature marble, parquet and wide wood planked floors. Hand painted wallpaper. 
I wonder what the blog world could come up with recycling all the parts of this house. That would be quite a meme. Look, I think I can see Susan from BNOTP and Bill from Affordable Accoutrements racing in there from the helicopter pad. Dibs on a chandelier. 
Okay I had to start a list to avoid fist fights later:
Chandeliers - me
Stained glass - Happier Than a Pig in Mud
Crown moldings - Lynn @ Its A July Thing
Kasia @ Chatelet is in charge of the cookout
Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen lives close to there and is going to bring a truck for us to load up. 
Delores @ Vignette Design says she is going to fight for the chandeliers. Put em up girl!!

10 comments:

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous place. Seems like a sin to tear it down!

Ali said...

To make room for luxury homes? So smaller mansions are do-able, but estates like this aren't. Interesting how the Recession is cherrypicking eh?

LOL! Never mind. Boy I'd love a tour of the place before it was demolished.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Must be at least one or two pieces of stained glass in there - put me down for that:@)

Kasia said...

Hahaha I love your posts! Had me laughing! Ill tell you if I got an estate like that I'd tear it down with my bare hands and bury it in the garden... LOL The maintenance would kill me! Buuuut it IS worth breaking into at night.. the chandelier and hand painted wallpaper sounds inviting enough >:D Anyone up for a night spree? Are you suggeting a get-together? LOL Since they're tearing it down anyway, lets organize a nightly picnic for bloggers who can make it! Bring your own sausages (we'll have enough planks to have this thing going for days!) >.<

Hugs,

Lynn said...

I want all the crown molding. Dibbies!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Too bad Lori. It is just a shack. Hee Hee. V

Maureen said...

I hate when they do that. Some things should just be restored to their former glory!

P.S. I saw your comment about the girls I admire - aren't they awesome! I could add a few others..at very least Cher.

Kathleen said...

Hey, what about me? I live here on Long Island, I can go pick it up. No shipping costs! :)

vignette design said...

Oh I wish they wouldn't tear it down. What a shame! However, I'll fight Susan for the chandeliers!
I just noticed that Julia Morgan's house is for sale in Sacramento. Same thing, it seems the State of California doesn't want to pay the $40,000 a year to maintain it. It's a mere $2 million. I hope whoever buys it doesn't tear it down. Wishing you a Happy Easter my friend! ~Delores

Ali said...

Hi Lori. Just coming by again to leave my updated blog addy for you. Hope you have a great Easter weekend!

Alison
http://nospringhchicken.blogspot.com/

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