The pop star just might never walk Cornelia Street again.
Taylor Swift’s former home, famously alluded to in her song “Cornelia Street,” is up for sale for $17.995 million, according to listing agent Laurence Carty of Corcoran.
The singer rented the townhouse back in 2016 while her home in Tribeca was being renovated. Around that time, the house was rented for $39,500 a month but just last year the price went up to $45,000.
Inside the West Village property
The property, located in Manhattan’s West Village, was built in 1870 as a carriage house. It was later transformed into a “spectacular home with a modernist flair.”
The four-story townhouse spans over 5,000 square feet and has four bedrooms, five full baths, and two half baths. The indoor pool lies below high ceilings while guests can also step out to an exterior patio or warm up in the lounge area in front of the gas fireplace.
The first floor houses the garage and the smallest bedroom. Meanwhile, the second floor boasts a spacious living room with another fireplace.
The kitchen, which has state of the art appliances, opens into the dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. Also on the same floor, you’ll find another bedroom with a full bath facing Cornelia Street.
The two other bedrooms are located on the third floor, including the grand primary bedroom which features “high ceilings, a walk-in closet, and dramatic marble bath with glass enclosed shower with skylight.” Both rooms also have their own private terraces.
Providing more outdoor space, the rooftop terrace offers an open view of downtown New York City.
A home fit for a superstar
When Swift rented the townhouse, Soho House executive David Aldea was the owner at the time. He recalled meeting the pop star in an interview with Vulture.
“She walked in, and I’ll never forget this—she said, ‘Oooh, it’s so crafty,’” Aldea said. “And in Taylor-speak, that means ‘I like everything.’ She asked if she could rent not just the house but my style as well. So towels and dishes and glassware and furniture and just kind of ‘Take your clothes and go.’ So I did. She was an absolute delight to deal with.”
When asked about the song, he said he takes it as a compliment. “I’m so honored, to be honest. I put my heart and soul into building, designing, and decorating this house, and for somebody like Taylor to come along and see what I saw and love what I loved, love what I created, it was a total compliment and I will always be grateful to her for that.
“And when I heard the song came out, I just thought to myself, Wow, that is the most incredible sort of thank-you and nod that anyone could ever get.”
In light of Swift’s recent split with longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who was most likely the inspiration behind “Cornelia Street,” fans have been visiting the townhouse and leaving flowers, documenting it all on social media.
Banner photo via Corcoran Group’s official website.