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Topic - Paul Mateyunas
A 25-room Long Island mansion that some believe inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrayal of lavish lifestyles in his Jazz Age classic "The Great Gatsby" is being razed, the latest in a long cadence of estates disappearing from what's known as the Gold Coast.
Mateyunas said documenting Long Island lore that the St. Paul, Minn.-born Fitzgerald used Land's End as his inspiration has proven difficult, but that it doesn't matter; the house is significant in its own right.
The trend in recent decades has moved away from mega-mansions, he said, largely because even for millionaires, they are very expensive to maintain.