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Taylor Swift may have just bought a Tribeca townhouse

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It’s close to the singer’s other Tribeca penthouse, which she purchased in 2014


After laying low for a couple of years, Taylor Swift is in the midst of a promotional tour for her new album, Reputation, which comes out on November 10. And she’s also allegedly making some huge real estate moves: The New York Post reports that Swift has bought a Tribeca townhouse with a less-than-pleasant past, for the whopping sum of $18 million.

About that past: the townhouse was once occupied by former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn; he moved into the home in 2011, not long after he was indicted on charges of sexual assault, and stayed there for a few months. Prior to that, the home had received a gut renovation courtesy of Leopoldo Rosati, who gave the early 20th-century townhouse a contemporary, loft-like feel. It last sold in 2012 for $10.5 million.

Swift is no stranger to Tribeca real estate: In 2014, she snagged director Peter Jackson’s former penthouse in the building next door for $15 million (along with an adjoining penthouse, apparently occupied by security staff, for $5 million), and it came complete with a roof deck, a wraparound staircase, enormous kitchen, and other amenities.

Her new townhouse adds another 5,000 square feet to her Tribeca square footage; per an older listing, it has a great room with a skylight and a fireplace, a private theater, a roof deck with a glass-enclosed atrium, a garage, and other over-the-top features.