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Absurd Long Island Mansion Asks $100M Because, Hey, Why Not?

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The owners of this Long Island mansion paid $15.85 million for it in the year 2013. Now it is 2015, and they have put it back on the market for $100 million, because...well, that is the question. "It's almost like the sellers at this price point have some other objective, or there's just a massive disconnect with what the state of the market actually reflects," real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller told Vanity Fair, categorizing the listing in a larger trend of "vanity listings" (such as this New York City penthouse, also asking a never-in-a-million-years-going-to-actually-get $100 million).

Asking price aside, the Long Island mansion does have a number of features that you might expect from an unfathomably expansive house, such as a hair salon, wine vault and tasting room, indoor racquetball court, several indoor pools, a "lazy river," and, for good measure, 13 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. There are also guest houses on the property that include a bowling alley, a casino room and a shooting range. The house was built in 1928, three years after the publication of The Great Gatsby, in the exact location where the fictional Gatsby lived, so maybe someone was just a really big fan.

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