Now that Taylor Swift is preparing for an album release on November 10, perhaps she’s decided she needs another place to celebrate.
The pop star also owns a much-Instagrammed (well, before she deleted her whole feed) duplex penthouse in Tribeca, at 155 Franklin Street, which recently underwent a reported $535,000 renovation. Swift must be quite taken with the cobblestoned city block, as she’s now said to be the buyer of a townhouse just across the street, at 153 Franklin Street.
Actually, Euro Tribeca LLC is listed as the $18 million buyer, which is linked to a lawyer at Swift’s management firm, reports the New York Post. The LLC has previously represented the singer on a number of real estate transactions. This particular sale was an off-market deal, as the 5,148-square-foot townhome wasn’t publicly listed.
The townhouse already received its fair share of press even before Swift was rumored to scoop it up—it’s where the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn stayed when he was under house arrest in 2011, on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape of a hotel maid.
The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom residence underwent a major renovation by Leopoldo Rosati, according to a previous listing from the last time it was shown for sale, in 2012.
The entire 27-foot-wide townhouse is fitted with Italian cabinetry and new windows, and custom steel staircases connect the four-story home. The lower level is comprised of a movie theater, a gym, a bar and a full spa steam bath. The Boffi kitchen is equipped with Miele and Gaggenau appliances, and there are limestone radiant heated floors as well as a great room with a skylight and fireplace. The master suite has a private wet bar and double walk-in closets and dressing rooms, plus a limestone bath with a jetted tub and rainfall steam shower.
Maybe Swift decided the townhouse life is more to her liking than she expected—the singer was, after all, renting a West Village townhouse at 23 Cornelia Street while her duplex penthouse was undergoing the aforementioned renovations.