If you're always worried that there's a better bash going on elsewhere, buy this house: its setting reputedly inspired the parties in The Great Gatsby. Lands End, a modern seven-bedroom pile on Sands Point, Long Island, was built on the site of a mansion once owned by the newspaper baron Herbert Bayard Swope. Back in the 1920s, his lavish parties were attended by F Scott Fitzgerald. With a nostalgic design and bay views, the house -- now on sale for $9.9M - conjures up images of parties and cocktails on the lawn with Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the 2013 film adaptation.
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Saturday, May 28, 2016