Taylor Swift doesn’t just set records in sales—it seems she sets them in real estate as well. The Reputation singer recently dropped $9.75 million for a second-floor apartment on Franklin Street, in the same Tribeca building where she currently owns other properties. According to the New York Post, Swift bought the 3,540-square-foot unit from financier Jeremy Phillips; the megastar had shielded her identity from the public behind an LLC throughout the purchase process. She’s already the owner of two other units in the same building, both top-floor apartments that she combined to create an enviable penthouse duplex measuring 8,000 square feet. The combined penthouses comprise ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms, and previously belonged to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. And if that wasn’t enough of a clear indicator that Taylor Swift is working her way toward turning the tony downtown area into “Taybeca” as quickly as possible, she also owns a townhouse right down the block.
Swift’s most recent acquisition adds to her already packed real-estate portfolio. The “Gorgeous” singer’s 27-foot-wide Tribeca townhouse, just a few doors down from her penthouse duplex, was purchased this past fall for $18 million in an off-market deal, and the amenities and aesthetics of the space are enviable. The townhouse was renovated by architect and designer Leopoldo Rosati in 2011, and features tons of natural light on the first floor courtesy of a skylight in the living room, custom steel staircases, and a spacious terrace. The luxury townhouse also includes a home theater, a gym, a steam bath, and a bar, as well as a guest suite with a private bathroom and a separate entrance.