By Erika Riggs
This country girl has been digging the East Coast lately, at least in terms of her real estate purchases.
According to TMZ and real estate blog The Real Estalker, country-pop princess Taylor Swift has purchased a waterfront mansion in Watch Hill, R.I.. for around $17 million. Last year she picked up a home near the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. She flipped it in November, so that might have left her wanting a new East Coast home base.
The white, Cape Cod traditional was previously listed at $24 million back in 2011. Swift reportedly paid in cash, which may have given her a discount on the purchase price. Not that Swift needs to worry about discounts; according to Forbes, the 23-year-old is worth $57 million-plus.
Sitting on 5 acres, the home has more than 700 square feet of beachfront on top of "the highest point in Watch Hill," that would give Swift unobstructed views of the water, all the way to Montauk Point. Watch Hill is an affluent New England coastal town but not necessarily a typical choice for A-listers to vacation in, which might have been a reason for Swift to choose it. The quiet neighborhood and likely guarded home would give the starlet some much-needed privacy.
Measuring 11,000 square feet, the 7-bedroom, 9-bath home was built in 1930. A circular drive leads to a pillared front door. Inside, the living spaces are generous, all with large windows facing the water and decked out in a classic New England decor.
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