Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills mansion is now officially a historic monument (and not just because there’s an olive tree that Calvin Harris planted in the back garden).
TMZ reports that the singer’s $25 million property has been designated as a historic landmark by the Beverly Hills’ Cultural Heritage Commission, after Taylor filed a bid to class it as a Local Historic Landmark back in January.
This new status will snag Taylor a major tax break (though given that barely a day goes by without her topping a new rich list, we imagine she’s probably good for the money). It will also mean, however, that she’ll need to gain the approval of the Beverly Hills Historic Preservation Committee before making any further changes or renovations to her home (which fans might recognise as the backdrop to her ’73 Questions’ video interview from last year).
Taylor bought the six-bedroom home for $25 million back in 2015, though the property was originally listed at an (even more) eye-watering $38 million.
Boasting impressive period details, Taylor’s home is part of Hollywood history. Known as the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, it was built by movie mogul Goldwyn (the ‘G’ in MGM, or Metro Goldwyn Mayer) back in 1934, and covers just under 11,000 square feet.
A source tells TMZ that the property’s distinctive period architecture was the ‘driving force’ that earned its landmark status, meaning that any future renovations will be very difficult for Taylor.
Of course, this isn’t the singer’s only property. Aside from her Beverly Hills mansion, the singer owns a New York apartment and the Rhode Island estate which regularly serves as the backdrop to her high-profile Fourth of July shindigs.