This 19-room Colonial overlooking Manhasset Bay in Kings Point was formerly owned by sports columnist and short story writer Ring Lardner. “It’s a special house,” says listing agent Patricia Black of Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel in Roslyn Heights. “It’s solid as a rock.”

The house, built in 1853, is rumored to have been host to legends of the Jazz Age, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and George Gershwin, Black says, adding that Lardner lived in the house from 1921 to 1928.

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Its classic features include crown moulding, inlaid hardwood floors, porcelain doorknobs and arched dooways.

Included in the $2.25 million asking price is a narrow strip of Manhasset Bay waterfront. Gatsby, Tom and Daisy would be charmed.


Permission Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel