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Taylor Swift Drops $17.75M in Cash on Rhode Island Estate

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Country songstress Taylor Swift, the veritable connoisseur of Grammys, sparkly dresses, and ex boyfriends, is adding 'historic real estate' to her list of collectibles, having just laid down $17.75M in cash for a gorgeous, rambling seaside estate in Watch Hill, R.I. It was only eight months ago that Swift bought a Cape Cod compound nearby the family estate belonging to then-beau Conor Kennedy (which she flipped for an $870K profit following the split—she is, after all, queen of cashing in on breakups) and previously scooped up an estate in Nashville as well as a Colonial in Beverly Hills. In all, the portfolio flaunts the taste and exorbitant budget of someone well beyond her 23 years.

Her latest purchase, called High Watch, was originally listed for $24M, one helluva markup considering the circa-1930 spread was last sold for $3.5M in 1996. The eight bedroom sits on 5.25 acres of land "thought to be the highest point of direct waterfront on the entire eastern seaboard, from Florida to Southern New England," per the brokerbabble, and boasts more than 11,000 square feet, eight fireplaces, a 45-foot-long sun room, white oak floors, verandas, a library, and multiple kitchens. Do have a look, above.

· Taylor Swift Spends Big in Rhode Island [The Real Estalker]
· High Watch: a Spectacular Oceanfront Estate [Seaboard Properties]
· All Taylor Swift coverage [Curbed National]