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The townhouse that inspired Taylor Swift's 'Cornelia Street' is up for rent – Here is what we know

The New York townhouse inspired the singer's 2019 hit 'Cornelia Street' and is now up for rent at $45,000 a month

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As if the world could not get enough of her right now, Taylor Swift's previous NYC townhouse has gone up for rent for $45,000 a month – and yes, this is the home that famously inspired her hit song, Cornelia Road.

The property is just one of the singer's many past homes, with the bulk of Taylor Swift's property portfolio now worth around $81 million, many of which are amongst the world's best homes

So, as the world battles for tickets to her 2023 Eras tour, we break down what we know about the immense New York City home.

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The listing, held by The Corcoran Group, played host to Taylor in 2016 as the star's nearby Tribeca townhouse was undergoing renovations and boasts four bedrooms, an impressive five bathrooms, and two powder rooms over 5,500 square feet. Although only staying in the home briefly, the location holds a special place in Taylor's heart (as Cornelia Street lyrically documents) as it acted as the backdrop to the start of the star's romance with actor Joe Alwyn. 

The home itself is expansive for a city townhouse with dramatic double-height ceilings throughout, three gas fireplaces and one wood-burning fireplace idea in the living room perfect for romantic nights in, and gorgeous hardwood flooring ideas.

The bedroom ideas have two floors to themselves, with two of the guest bedrooms benefitting from private terraces and the primary suite containing spacious walk-in closet ideas as well as a stunning marble bathroom complete with a sky-lit, walk-in shower. 

Outside the home offers a private garage, perfect for A-lister privacy, as well as a secluded roof-top terrace offering uninterrupted views of downtown Manhattan. The exterior of the property also features one of the home's standout additions – a double-height, double wooden front door which proves to be a stunning architectural feature both outside and in. The entry dates back to around 1870 when the home was used as a carriage house. 

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Beamed ceiling ideas provide architectural interest throughout the property and show off the age of the property while newer leaded glass windows in the living room add subtle updates without besmirching the charm and character. 

On the first level of the home, the kitchen features top-of-the-range appliances and granite countertops and opens up to the open-plan dining space - a room accentuated by dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the West Village. 

As with any celebrity home, the property features immaculate luxury amenities, the most famous of which is the indoor pool ideas that were referenced in Cornelia Street's lyrics. The pool sits next door to the living room and is approximately 30 feet by 15 feet, as well as five-and-a-half feet deep. 

Midnights [Jade Green Edition LP] Now $29.99 on Amazon. (opens in new tab)

Midnights [Jade Green Edition LP] Now $29.99 on Amazon. (opens in new tab)

The Midnights vinyl is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face - the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylor's life. Each LP includes 13 songs, 1 of 4 album jackets, 1 of 4 marbled color discs, 1 of 4 album sleeves with Taylor's photo, 1 of 4 gatefold photos, and a lyric booklet with never-before-seen photos.

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Chiana Dickson
Junior Writer

Chiana is a junior writer for Homes & Gardens having joined Future plc as a new graduate in 2022 after achieving a 1st class degree in Literature at university. She first became interested in design as a child after spending her summers helping her parents redecorate her childhood home. As a long-time reader of Future’s homes titles, Chiana is constantly finding new inspiration at work as she focuses on emerging trends, how-to’s, and news pieces.