10 time Grammy award winner, Taylor Swift, began her second career in real estate at the ripe old age of 20 years old in 2009. Choosing a newly constructed, starter condominium in the heart of Nashville’s “Music Row,” Swift and/or members of her entourage continue to keep track of all neighborhood happenings in this floor to ceiling windowed, contemporary styled unit when she’s in town. With unobstructed views of Nashville’s skyline, the convenient location of this condominium for which she paid just under $2M eight years ago continue to capture her imagination.
Just two years later, Swift bought her first home in Beverly Hills. From contemporary, industrial to Cape Cod cottage style in the north side of Franklin Canyon, this grey and white clapboard home on 1.5 acres reflects this star’s romantic, almost traditional side. Built in 1941, Swift paid some $3.5M for the three bedroom, three and a half bath home now valued at just under $3M. Also in 2011, Swift doubled down in Nashville with an estate built in 1934 by the then U/S. Ambassador to Denmark. This much more formal home has a main house of 5,600 square feet with four bedrooms and four and a half baths. A guesthouse and pool were added to the property in 1964. This home is currently valued at $3.8M while purchased at $2.5M.
Swift turned her real estate eye to the east coast in 2013 to acquire a seaside estate in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, that overlooks both Block Island and Montauk Point. This 5 acre compound with 12,000 square feet of living space has seven bedrooms and nine baths. Already this beautifully sited, beautifully constructed property has substantially increased its value from $17.75M in 2013 to its current estimate of $20.6M.
Also on the east coast, Swift acquired two adjacent penthouses in an 1882 Tribeca building and turned them into one 8,309 square foot unit with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. This unit was previously owned by “Lord of the Rings” director, Peter Jackson.
This megastar’s latest acquisition in 2015 is the storied Beverly Hills estate formerly owned by the iconic film producer, Samuel Goldwyn. Swift recently requested and was granted an okay by the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage commission to turn this 10,982 square foot mansion into an historic landmark. All that’s waiting now to execute Swift’s wishes is an okay vote by the Beverly Hills City Council to declare the home as an historic destination.
Clearly, Taylor Swift’s real estate portfolio mirrors her musical efforts. Both her jaw dropping real estate holdings and her superior talents are to be admired.