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The grand Long Island homes that inspired ‘The Great Gatsby’

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With a remake of the movie, interest in the glitzy excess of Fitzgerald’s old Long Island renews. The Jazz era gave birth to many titans of American industry, who– obscenely wealthy–flocked to the Gold Coast to build glorious, European-style estates where fabulous parties, flowing booze, and general debauchery were rumored to abound. From one of   [Read More]
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Pretty mansions that rich folk tear down

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We’ve certainly heard tale of multi-million dollar homes purchased by the rich, then torn down so something “really special” can be built; but somehow the reality of it never fails to shock. And this case, involving the palatial beachfront home of Miami Heat President Pat Riley, offers prime example. According to Zillow property records, the 12,856 […] [Read More]
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Famous kitchens: New Year’s edition

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Suppose working on your kitchen is a New Year’s resolution. Do celebrity kitchens inspire or simply frustrate you? Here are, at least according to Zillow, kitchens of stars who love to cook. You’ll note not all of the examples look exactly “cooked in,” but the style variation is certainly entertaining. We can’t necessarily (nor should [...] [Read More]
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