Inside Gov. Cuomo's Grand Former Home, Originally Built for ‘The Great Gatsby' Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald

Governor Andrew Cuomo's stately former home in Douglaston, Queens, has gone up for sale. And it's not just good to look at -- the house has history. It was designed by "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald's architect, whose next design for Fitzgerald is thought to have inspired the lavish setting of the book.

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The six-bedroom property was the home of Cuomo and his former wife Kerry Kennedy in the early to mid 1990s. The Democratic governor sold the six-bedroom home in 1993.
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The house is located within a private enclave of vintage homes known as Douglas Manor, on a peninsula on the North Shore of Queens in Douglaston.
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The real estate agents say the house is a replica of "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald's home in Great Neck, and that it carries the theme of the lavish setting of his classic book.
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The home was built in 1920 for Fitzgerald, the agents say. After it was built, the author decided to build another, larger home in Kings Point which is believed to have served as his inspiration for "The Great Gatsby."
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The area features beaches, parks, a community dock and various boating and sailing amenities that stem from The Douglaston Club, a private yacht club in the center of the neighborhood featuring tennis courts, swimming pool, restaurant and a social hub.
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The property was sold for $2,400,000 in 2016, and the current owners have authorized only short-term rentals of the property, its owners say. It's currently available for $5,500 a month.
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