Taylor Swift Wants Her Beverly Hills Estate To Be Designated A Historic Landmark
Taylor Swift owns one of Beverly Hills' most storied estates, and now she wants it to get landmark designation.
On Wednesday, the Samuel Goldwyn estate—which she purchased in 2015 for $25 million, cash—will be considered by the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission for inclusion on the Beverly Hills Register of Historic Properties.
For anyone even casually familiar with Hollywood history, the name Sam Goldwyn is instantly recognizable as the "G" in MGM. The 11,000 square foot estate, located on the 1200 block of Laurel Lane, was designed by Douglas Honnold and built in 1934 for the film producer. Variety noted that Goldwyn "regularly entertained a slew of Golden Age stars at the estate including Cole Porter, Frank Capra, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and Charlie Chaplin."
As for why Taylor is putting the home up for preservation, who knows. The notoriously tight-lipped pop star doesn't even acknowledge that she owns the property. Reports filed by the Cultural Heritage Commission simply mention "the property owner." We've reached out to Swift but have yet to hear back: