It’s not the East Egg opulence of a Sands Point estate, but F. Scott Fitzgerald’s real Baltimore home recently went on the market. “The Great Gatsby” author lived in Baltimore in the 1930s.
The rowhouse at 1307 Park Ave. at Bolton Hill in Baltimore is 3,600 square feet with four beds and baths. It was listed at $450,000, and an open house was set for Sunday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
But real estate websites say the listing was removed Saturday.
Property tax records for 2011 show the property assessed at $426,900 and $11,016 in taxes paid, according to AOL Real Estate.
The Sun said Fitzgerald wrote "Tender Is the Night," published in 1934, while living in the Bolton Hill home.
Hopefully, Fitzgerald's real Baltimore home will fare better than one that inspired his fiction. Lands End, the Sands Point home that served as a backdrop to The Great Gatsby, was torn down in 2011.
Fitzgerald's legacy endures. A film based on The Great Gatsby is slated to debut in 2013, and Leo DiCaprio, the film's star, was seen in Port Washington last fall. Alas, the film was shot in Australia.