Over the years, Taylor Swift’s homes have provided inspiration for her music, from her Rhode Island mansion to her infamous Cornelia Street rental. Now, the pop megastar has officially hit billionaire status, Forbes reported last week, making her the fourth musician on the exclusive list, and AD estimates that roughly $95 million of her fortune is real estate. Incredibly, Swift has accomplished this feat by leaning wholly into her music career, raking in an estimated $4.1 billion from her summertime Eras Tour and a jaw-dropping $92.8 million for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film this year alone.
With the rerecorded release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Swift’s star is bigger than ever. Her influence is undeniable: She’s even impacted home prices in cities where the tour has taken place. A look back at her growing real estate portfolio helps tell the story of the Pennsylvania-born singer’s meteoric rise to fame.
Below, Architectural Digest recaps her purchases and sales, starting with the very first pad she bought a few years after she released her debut album, the self-titled Taylor Swift, at age 16.
Swift purchased her first home at just 20 years old, a 3,240-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse condo right in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row, for $1.99 million. Swift shared in an interview with Vulture that she did the interior design herself, with an aesthetic that was described as “whimsically girlie.” That same year, she also bought an additional one-bedroom unit right below hers for an undisclosed amount. The singer still owns this property.
The “Wildest Dreams” singer made her move to Los Angeles following the success of her 2010 album Speak Now, and in a possible reflection of her country-to-pop transition she purchased a Cape Cod–style cottage in Beverly Hills for $3.55 million. The home, situated on nearly an acre and a half of land, featured three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The property also included a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, as well as a tennis court. Swift sold the residence just before embarking on her Reputation tour in May 2018, in an off-market $4 million deal.