Mansion House 1905 floorplans
The huge mansion floor plans and design for the residence were based on the beauty of early 20th century mansions of Long Island’s NorthShore such as OhekaCastle and BeaconTowers. The great mansion is in some essence also gaining the insight from French city hall. The exterior of Gatsby’s mansion is taking inspiration from Gothic Revival building of the former St. Patrick’s Seminary; while the grand interior of Gatsby’s vast ballroom features a gold-filigreed ceiling embellished with flamboyant crystal chandeliers, ivory tiles, window towering columns, and serpentine staircase.
The Gatsby’s bedroom has more traditional arched windows with harlequin-pattern wall layering of silk intersect with ribbons of wood. The décor is precisely enhancing the 1920s glamour with Art Deco style rug and luxuriantly richly polished hardwoods. As F. Scott Fitzgerald, the writer of the Great Gatsby novel puts it in a metaphor to depict the big turf of the house and help us imagining the huge mansion floor plans according to the novel: “The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door, jumping over sun-dials and brick walls, finally when it reached the house”.