Taylor Swift recently sold the second of two nearby residences in the Post Office area of Beverly Hills, properties she’s owned for at least six years. She had listed the home at $2.8 million at the tail end of last year, and saw it off this month for $2.65 million. It was purchased for $1.8 million in 2012—not a bad return.
The sale follows that of another house that, with this one, comprised Swift’s personal and guest accommodations in Beverly Hills. That house sold last spring for $4 million in a quiet, off-market deal, and went to Nicolas Bijan Pakzad, a fashion heir. It was the cozier of the two homes, with a fairly intense country-cottage feel inside and out, and boasted a 1.4 acre lot size.
This home is a midcentury modern dating to 1959, and the lot is considerably smaller. It has the look of a Paul Trousdale-designed home, though, with bright, open, optimistic living spaces that are warm, inviting, and nicely balanced. Tongue-in-groove ceilings, dark-finished wood floors, and built-ins give the house an upper-end utilitarian feel, while skylights and walls of glass provide plenty of natural light and blur the interior/exterior demarcation.
The house measures 2,905 square feet, four bedrooms and five baths, and features a 1,000-bottle wine cellar with temperature control, in-law efficiency, and a fairly stunning, sophisticated galley kitchen.
The exterior extends to only two-tenths of an acre, but finds space for a pool, some Japanese-style landscaping, a flagstone patio, a deck, and another patio accessible via the master suite.
Taylor Swift is an exceptionally talented singer, songwriter, and storyteller. Last year’s studio album ‘Reputation’ was critically acclaimed, and earned Swift dollars as well as kudos: it was the year’s best-selling album in the U.S.