For Sale: House Where Fitzgerald Wrote Gatsby $3.8M could nab you Long Island home where author wrote seminal work By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted May 24, 2015 2:30 PM CDT 2 comments Comments The home where F. Scott Fitzgerald lived from 1922 through 1924 in the village of Great Neck Estates on Long Island. Fitzgerald is believed to have written "The Great Gatsby" while living in the home. (Steven Bababekov/Coldwell Banker Residential Properties via AP) (Newser) – A piece of literary history is on the block, but it's not exactly the domain of a starving artist: As the BBC reports, the Long Island mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby could be yours for somewhere just north of $3.8 million, per a rep of the listing agency. Fitzgerald and wife Zelda lived in the seven-bedroom house from 1922 to 1924; its location in the village of Great Neck Estates is believed to have served as Fitzgerald's inspiration for the novel's fictional West Egg. Fitzgerald did not, however, model Jay Gatsby's mansion on his own, though several in the area are thought to have inspired him. It's unknown who the current owner is. From Long Island, the Fitzgeralds moved to France, where he wrote and set Tender Is the Night.