Demolition has begun on Land’s End, the sprawling, 20,000-square-foot Sands Point mansion that many believe was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for the grand estate in “The Great Gatsby.”
Wrecking crews began razing the 25-room Gold Coast mansion on Saturday to make way for a five-lot subdivision.
“I didn’t want to tear down the house, but it’s over $4,000 a day to maintain,” Land’s End owner Bert Brodsky told Metro. “Who’s footing the bill for it? I am. It’s too expensive.”