Don't let Taylor Swift's age fool you: the girl can play the real estate game. The country music crooner has just scooped up a new estate in Nashville, where her family moved when she was 14. Built in 1934 by U.S. ambassador to Denmark Guilford Dudley Jr., the Greek Revival-style Northumberland Estate was sold to a music exec family in 2004, who paid $1.5M for the property and invested much more green to extensively renovate and restore it.
The main house, with 5,600 square feet, four bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms, features such exquisite detailing as black-and-white marble flooring, a curved staircase, a vaulted, beamed ceiling in the living room, a marble fireplace, floor-to-ceiling doors leading out from the formal dining room to the patio, crown moldings, Carrara marble flooring in the terrace room, and a wood-paneled office with tons of built-in shelving. Outside, there's a pool and 2,000-square-foot guesthouse (built in 1964) with herringbone hardwood floors and cypress paneling. Just the sort of interiors that make Swift's other newish property, a Beverly Hills colonial that she bought in April, look like small potatoes. Plus, it comes with a music buddy: fellow country star Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman own a place just a stone's throw away. Perhaps we'll have a new duet to look forward to! Anyway, here's what Swift paid for this sexy slice of Southern grandeur: $2.5M.
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