His house doesn’t even have walls! Think b4 you are judging someone :(.
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On March 16, the eminent national chronicler of hypercapitalism, THE the wall street journal, published an article estimating the net worth of Taylor Swift’s various real estate assets at at least $150 million. Swift has bought and sold a number of homes over the years through “a variety of trusts and limited liability companies,” and journalist Candace Taylor breaks down those assets, checks public records, and estimates the values of homes Swift owns. Currently. As Swift kicks off her Eras tour, we’re doing our own reviews of all of her properties.
When she was 20, Swift bought her first property, a penthouse near Music Row in Nashville, for $1.99 million. She designed it at the time in what she called a “whimsical, quirky, eclectic treehouse style,” because what’s a $2 million penthouse but a very, very big treehouse? LAW? Swift designed the place herself with mismatched chairs, walls and cupboards painted in vibrant colors and patterns, and kitschy magnets all over her stainless steel appliances. “I wanted, like, all the colors,” she told Vulture in 2013. You can see it in all its maximalist glory in a Red-era interview Swift did with Katie Couric in 2012. She also bought the one-bedroom unit downstairs for $387,000, which is the kind of price that could break your 2023 heart in two .
Why rank the Nashville pad so low besides the fact that it’s in Midtown? So glad you asked. The penthouse is in a luxury condo complex called Adelicia, named for a 19th-century Tennessean woman, Adelicia Acklen (née Hayes). So far, so good — the kind of thing Swift lives for, even. But then! The building’s website has an entire section titled “Inspiration”, describing Adelicia as a girl (you know where this is going) and not mentioning that she owned more than SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY slaves. Swift is well aware of the historical significance of her other properties, researching their stories and going so far as to register for landmark status. This place is unholy ground!
In 2011, Swift bought this four-bed, four-bathroom mansion for $2.5 million, which is a bargain for the size of the property and the home’s 5,600 square feet. The previous year, she had purchased a small red-brick mansion closer to downtown Nashville, which she later sold. This one sits on the site of a former horse farm, which definitely complements Swift’s cavalier energy. It’s hard to find pictures of the interior since Swift took possession of it, but it was deeply ugly and belonged to a music executive. Swift’s mother may or may not live there. Nicole Kidman is his neighbor – or was, anyway. She’s been trapped in this AMC for years.
Swift spent lockdown with Joe Alwyn in a rental in Primrose Hill worth £7million. We didn’t see much of the inside of this place, but the Daily mail is quite convinced that Harry Styles and Tom Hiddleston live nearby. It’s just the most Swiftian behavior to be within light jogging distance of your exes. She probably stayed here during filming Cats, so that’s nice.
When Swift was in her “dating a Kennedy” era, she directly purchased a Hyannis Port mansion across from the Kennedy Compound. Swift and Conor Kennedy’s breakup doesn’t even count in the top 100 most haunted things that happen near this location. She sold it soon after.
Swift bought her first two penthouses in Tribeca’s Sugar Loaf Building in 2014 for $19.95 million. What’s ironic is that she bought this prime real estate in New York from Peter Jackson, and on a combined 8,000 square feet with the destroyed wall, the penthouse is probably the least hobbit apartment of the whole borough. Except for the baking-cookies part – it’s a bit hobbit-ish. Swift treated this building as her own Sims 4: City Life property, continues to buy more units and rearrange the walls to create a huge house downtown. THE Log puts a lot of emphasis on how she built a custom private garage in the space, which really doesn’t seem necessary given that she travels indoors and outdoors in a suitcase. The publication estimated the value of his Tribeca holdings at $45 million.
When Swift did the rite of passage that is vogueof the “73 questions” series in 2016, she hosted the magazine in a very intimate and warm space. It was surprising – not because it happened years before the cottagecore of always but because she is known to live in upscale Beverly Hills. It wasn’t the sprawling old Hollywood manse she’d bought for $25 million from the Goldwyn family (as in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) the year before. It was filmed at her Los Angeles “starting house,” which had an incongruous New England-style exterior and which she sold in 2018 for $4 million (having bought for $3.55 million in 2011). It was the year she also sold a second four-bedroom house she owned in Beverly Hills that she used as a “guest house.” Swift successfully applied for the house to be granted historic landmark status in 2017, and the Log assesses its estimated value in 2023 at $70 million. We love seeing Swift lining up with Old Hollywood now that she’s working on directing her first feature film. The epochs are synchronized.
Swift’s stately mansion in Westerly, Rhode Island sits atop the largest hill in the area, so she’s literally the monster on the hill. It’s also so cutting-edge — and, frankly, so Greta Thunberg of her — that she bought a beach house so high above sea level. This property, with 700 feet of shoreline from the New England, is best known as Swift’s 4th of July headquarters during her “squad” heyday, and it’s given us plenty of celebrity-filled Instagram good times. She also used it as inspiration for “The Last Great American Dynasty,” which, okay! If Swift is going to have a gray gardens moment in 50 years, locked up and feeding hundreds of cats with Karlie Kloss, this is the house where it’s going to happen.
The Cornelia Street apartment in the West Village was — gasp! — a rental and shouldn’t even be on this list at all, but it was ground zero of his relationship with Alwyn, and Swifties make pilgrimages there to this day. The apartment’s eponymous song represents that last balmy summer before we were collectively battered by the pandemic, when the Swifties among us still held out hope that one day we’d find that perfect relationship or, better yet, that perfect apartment. Most of the time it gets the top spot because location, location, location!