Remember last summer, when the Twitterverse was abuzz with rumors that Taylor Swift was buying a home in Sea Isle City, New Jersey? A house that looked like this (below)?
That was cute. As though she was going to bring John Mayer or whoever to the Sea Isle promenade and get a slice. Ridic.
In fact, when Taylor does beach houses, she goes upscale and boyfriend. From Vanity Fair:
In response to the rumors that Swift was looking to buy a house next to the home of her then boyfriend Conor Kennedy’s family in Hyannis Port, Swift tells Sales, “People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like—that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.”
Which is apparently what happened last summer, because she did actually buy the house ($4.8 million) and they did actually split up.
But this summer Taylor is looking at other beach houses–not in Sea Isle, but in Rhode Island. Witness the Harkness House for $24 million, an oceanfront estate that’s rather more extravagant than anything our little slice of Jersey heaven could offer, as seen below:
But WAIT! The home was designed by a Philadelphia architect. See? Taylor still has a little place in heart for us after all.