The mansion that served as the setting for Taylor Swift’s Blank Space video has just sold for $8.25 million.
The Long Island estate, named Winfield Hall, was built in 1915 for Frank Winfield Woolworth – the esteemed dive & dime store retailer. The property spans over 16-acres and consists of a 17,000-square-foot carriage house and the main 32,098-square-foot mansion – one of the world’s best homes.
Situated in Glen Cove on Oyster Bay, this coastal haven sits amid a prestigious coastal postcode that was referred to as the Gold Coast of Nassau County in the roaring 1920s. However, while its natural surroundings are something to behold, its interiors are equally as majestic. It is only right, therefore, that Taylor Swift chose the property for her music video (opens in new tab) eight years ago.
Blank Space is a single from Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album 1989 (2014). Her chart-topping songs Shake It Off, and Bad Blood also feature on the same synth-pop-style record. To date, Taylor has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is certified as one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
The entire mansion epitomizes extravagant decorating ideas, starting with the grand foyer that features a marble staircase, a fireplace, and cathedral ceilings. This aesthetic continues throughout the formal rooms, including the dining room where the singer filmed the majority of Blank Space.
The dining room, like many other spaces in the mansion, showcases ornate home ideas that pay homage to its century-old heritage. The estate showcases intricate gold leaf ceilings, paneled walls, and fireplaces that are a constant nod to its past.
Winfield Hall’s lighting ideas are equally luxurious, whether that is through its wrought iron-window panes that fill the living room with natural light or its dangling chandelier that is one of the most prominent statement pieces in the home.
Beyond these living and dining spaces, the estate boasts 12 bedrooms, 12 baths, an elevator, and a large kitchen with marble countertops and a separate pantry. These spaces overlook the landscaped garden – filled with follies, pergolas, and water fountains.
The mansion is one of the last well-preserved Gilded Age estates that bears testament to the exorbitant wealth of the early twentieth century, and it’s just got itself a new owner who will maintain its style for a new era. Margaret Trautmann of Compass, Long Island, New York, held the listing.
Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com (opens in new tab).
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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