November: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week
November: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Sarah Finnan

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From cottage to family home: 4 beautiful Irish properties on the market for €200,000 and...

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Winter warming chilli chicken
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Sarah Finnan

Søstrene Grene’s latest drop has everything you need for the perfect Christmas tablescape
Søstrene Grene’s latest drop has everything you need for the perfect Christmas tablescape

Megan Burns

Set on a two acre site, this three-bedroom Kildare home is on the market for €389,950
Set on a two acre site, this three-bedroom Kildare home is on the market for...

Sarah Gill

Platform heels are your party season saviour shoe
Platform heels are your party season saviour shoe

Sarah Finnan

Gift Irish this Christmas with one of these gorgeous scarves and throws
Gift Irish this Christmas with one of these gorgeous scarves and throws

Megan Burns

This spacious Portlaoise home with its own peaceful garden is on the market for €340,000
This spacious Portlaoise home with its own peaceful garden is on the market for €340,000

Sarah Finnan

This period style stone cottage in Cork is on the market for €235,000 — and the garden is just magical
This period style stone cottage in Cork is on the market for €235,000 — and...

Sarah Gill

November 21: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
November 21: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

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Take a look inside Taylor Swift’s old Cornelia Street apartment


By Lauren Heskin
21st Oct 2022
Take a look inside Taylor Swift’s old Cornelia Street apartment

Happy Taylor Swift album release day to those who celebrate! To mark the occasion, we're taking a look around her Cornelia Street home as Midnights streams softly in the background...

If you spent the end of 2019 listening to Taylor Swift‘s album Lover, then you might have heard track number nine entitled “Cornelia Street”.

The song focuses on the beginning of a relationship that shape at a place on New York City’s Cornelia Street. Taylor rented a townhouse there in 2016 and the song is thought to be about her boyfriend, English actor Joe Alwyn, who she began dating around that time. In the song, Taylor sings that she wouldn’t be able to “walk down Cornelia Street again” if they ever broke up.

Cornelia Street is in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a relatively quiet street near Washington Square Park, at least it was until Swift moved into number 23 during the summer of 2016. Owned at the time by former Soho House executive David Aldea, he told Vulture that he “didn’t know who Taylor Swift was” when she first asked to rent his townhouse.

Built in 1910, the 5,500 square-foot home comprises four bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, double-height living space, an indoor pool and a number of outdoor private terraces.

The relatively unassuming frontage hides three floors and a basement. Then-owner David Aldea said that Swift’s team liked the idea of a garage they could drive into where the musician could come and go as she pleased, although he confessed that it didn’t take long for fans to figure out where she was staying.

 

The basement has a huge double-height lounge with a grand Murano glass Chandelier and a private garden. On the same floor is an indoor pool, also with a double-height ceiling and Chandelier, as well as a gym area.



At ground level is the garage and then the first floor holds the kitchen, dining room, living room and one bedroom. Swift actually posted a video of herself writing the song “King of my Heart” in the living room for her album reputation and even mentions the rooftop in the song, singing “With all these nights we’re spending / Up on the roof with a schoolgirl crush / Drinking beer out of plastic cups”. The song is also thought to be about Joe Alwyn.



Swift supposedly rented the entire house and all its contents for summer 2016 while her own Tribeca apartment was being renovated.



On the top floor, the master bedroom has its own small terrace and a free-standing bath. There’s also a rooftop terrace with a view over the city. The house since sold in early 2019 for $11.5 million.

All photographs: Chris Riccio, The Corcoran Group