“He gives large parties. And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” -Socialite Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby
The team at Realestateview.com.au are bubbling with excitement from the Australian premier of The Great Gatsby last night! Our excitement has inspired us to put together a collection of magnificent homes which could be the perfect host to a swanky party from the Roaring Twenties, and you could be the next owner.
1. Find a mansion which exudes beauty, class and style
12 Fraser Road, Applecross (WA) – Jay Gatsby would have approved of this place: three levels of balconies overlooking a luxurious swimming pool; tall glass windows looking over a river view; a rooftop to drop buckets of confetti; endless rooms where one could get so lost in the crowd and never find their way back. This house would be a perfect host to a Gatsby Party.
2. Somewhere to make a grand entrance
10 Bickhams Court, St Kilda East (VIC) – No party venue is complete without an elegant grand staircase to make an exuberant entrance. We can imagine Jay Gatsby standing reclusively at the top of the stair case, watching the revellers party below him.
3. An elegant powder room
17 Hill Street, Toorak (VIC) – This spacious powder room is the perfect location for ladies to compare opulent jewels and swap stories. For many of us, a room of this size could be enough to host a party alone; but not for Jay Gatsby.
4. A glistening pool
135 Punchbowl Road, San Remo (VIC) – Although Gatsby never used his swimming pool, we imagine it would be a major feature at his parties.
This beautiful outdoor setting would be perfect on a warm summer night, with music filling the air and socialites dancing around/in the swimming pool.
5. Dine in style
“On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold” – The Great Gatsby
10 Bickhams Court, St Kilda East (VIC) – A dining hall with an overhanging chandelier; a long dining table filled with champagne goblets; a piano in the corner where women in flapper fashion are snapping their fingers to jazz; men are smoking their cigars and making intelligent conversation about the exploding economy – this dining room looks like it could be straight out of the novel itself.