In Sands Point, N.Y., one of the many "inspirations" for The Great Gatsby, the vaunted architecture firm of McKim, Mead, and White designed this imposing French Norman masterpiece in 1927. Over the years, the place had descended into a measure of disrepair, with wood-framed screens obstructing the view from the colonnade. Now, the palace has been on the market for too long to be messing around with staging. It's been touched up, with fresh paint and some fresh photos, which might just be enough to fetch the $9.9M asking price.
· Sands Point [Daniel Gale]