“I rent a place on Cornelia Street” – the apartment is casually referenced on the ninth song off of Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album “Lover,” alluding to an apartment the star once rented in New York City’s West Village. Yes, this is the house that the song built, and it is anything but understated. Built in 1870 as a carriage house and transformed into a spectacular home with a modernist flair with a celebrity tested, drive-right-in garage and pool, nestled in the heart of the West Village.
Yours for a mere $45,000 a month! I imagine some mega-Tay Tay fan might just scoop this up just because of the previous owner. From a piece on Business Insider regarding the rental:
“‘I rent a place on Cornelia Street,’ I say casually in the car,” Swift sings in the first verse — and it’s pretty literal. The pop superstar did rent 23 Cornelia Street for a few months between 2016 and 2017, according to People.
“Cornelia Street” is an emotional love song where Swift sings about the early days of a relationship — which many fans believe to be about Swift’s current boyfriend Joe Alwyn — and being unable to walk the titular street ever again if the romance were to end. The two have been dating for nearly three years — since “at least fall of 2016,” Insider previously reported.
Swift explained the song’s meaning during an August 23 appearance on Elvis Duran’s radio show, according to People.
“It’s about the things that took place and the memories that took place on that street […] all the nostalgia,” she said. “Sometimes we bond our memories to the places that they happen. I wrote it alone and it ended up being one of my favorite songs.”
Swift rented a home on the West Village street back in 2016. And — perhaps unsurprisingly, to anyone who has an idea about the singer’s real estate portfolio — the property is spectacular. At present, it is the New York home and showroom of the Italian furniture firm Zanotta. Curbed previously reported that Swift rented the three-story property for about $39,500 a month while one of her three Tribeca apartments was undergoing renovations. About one year later, it was sold for $11.5 million.
Though it’s advertised as a three-story property, the home also features a basement with an indoor pool and a gym, plus a spacious rooftop terrace. The home will be available for rent in January 2023.