The mansion believed to have been the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan's home is set for the wrecking ball to make way for a five home subdivision.
... the mansion at Lands End has long been rumored to be the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan's house in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. (Sands Point is thought to be "East Egg," the tonier of two peninsulas in Fitzgerald's version of Long Island.) The 25-room colonial pile, built in 1902, sits in splendid isolation on thirteen acres of land. It's been on and off the market for years, most recently listed for $30 million in 2009.