Gatsby style: The original houses which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the new film sets from The Great Gatsby 2013

great gatsby movie set design - buchanan mansion exterior

GREAT GATSBY SET DESIGN: Here are some early-release images from Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 production of The Great Gatsby movie…

See the article in Architectural Digest for more details.

Note that whilst physical sites were used in the movie, a lot of computer generated work was done to alter them so you might be disappointed if you see them in person, and most of the scenes were filmed in a studio.

 

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East Egg vs West Egg, and the houses which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald based the locations of “East Egg” and “West Egg” on Manhasset/Sands Point and Great Neck/Kings Point on Long Island in his novel.

East Egg is considered “old money” territory for the likes of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, whilst newly rich Jay Gatsby’s home (and the much smaller, neighbouring cottage of narrator Nick Carraway) was in West Egg, ie. the land of the nouveau riche.

To learn more about the original locations which inspired Gatsby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, such as Land’s End in Long Island aka the Buchanan house and the Beacon Towers and Oheka Castle which apparently inspired the Gatsby house, check out these posts:

 

 

Lands End Long Island - inspiration for the Buchanan house in Gatsby

DEMOLISHED IN 2011: Lands End in Long Island, which is considered to be the inspiration for Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s “East Egg” house in The Great Gatsby

 

Beacon Towers - inspiration for Gatsbys West Egg house - demolished in the 1940s

DEMOLISHED IN THE 1940s: Beacon Towers is considered to be inspiration for Jay Gatsby’s extravagent “West Egg” nouveau riche house

 

Oheka Castle on Long Island New York - inspiration for Gatsby house

NOW A HOTEL: Once the largest private house in America, Oheka Castle on Long Island New York was inspiration for Jay Gatsby’s house in “The Great Gatsby”

 

In the 2013 film, apparently Baz Luhrmann was inspired by the Georgian architecture of Old Westbury Gardens and Groton Place, both in Westbury, Long Island, for the Buchanan house.

 

Old Westbury on Long Island New York

BUCHANAN HOUSE INSPIRATION: Baz Luhrmann based the Buchanan house in the 2013 film on Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island

 

Groton Farm, Old Westbury, Long Island - inspiration for Baz Luhrmann

BUCHANAN HOUSE INSPIRATION: Groton Farm, Old Westbury, Long Island – inspiration for Baz Luhrmann as the Buchanan house in The Great Gatsby 2013 movie

 

Read more about Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury, New York, and Oheka Castle in Huntingdon, New York.

 

 

 

See these posts and photo galleries for more information about Beaux Arts and Art Deco style, as well as ourextensive collection of posts relating to the 1920s and The Great Gatsby:

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A new, luscious Gatsby-inspired hotel suite at the Plaza.
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F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby film and TV adaptations

Photos from "The Great Gatsby" film and TV adaptations
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Luscious loves: Art Deco illustration
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Architecture: Art Deco style

Architecture: Art Deco style
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Historical style: Summary of our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s

A quick look at our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s
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Architecture: Beaux Arts style

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Read more in our posts about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, buy the famous book, and the home which inspired the book in this post about the Fitzgerald home in Great Neck, Long Island, New York.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. celebrity interior d June 14, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Baz Luhrmann was inspired by the Georgian architecture of Old Westbury Gardens and Groton Place, both in Westbury, Long Island, for the Buchanan house.Nice and so beauty all in one.

  2. Arnel Villa June 13, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Really? I guess its good. The place is so right and wonderful. Even though its edit but its looks so real.

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