Long Island mansion featured in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video to be auctioned
Full of Taylor Swift fans would agree that she Musical clip for “Blank Space” is one of his best. Much of this is thanks to its particularly awe-inspiring and over-the-top filming locations – and now Swift fans have the chance to purchase one of these historic mansions, as it will soon be up for auction.
Although many Swifties know that Oheka Castle takes center stage in the video â mainly its exteriorâanother The Long Island house is everywhere: Woolworth Mansion, AKA Winfield Hall. This Glen Cove, Long Island home was previously on the market for $ 19.95 million, but on July 12 it goes up for auction, where it’s guaranteed to sell for $ 7 million or more.
American architect CPH Gilbert designed Winfield Hall, which was built between 1915 and 1916, for entrepreneur Frank Winfield Woolworth. Oddly enough, Gilbert also designed a residence in Manhattan for the original owner of Oheka Castle, Otto Kahn.
In 1979, Woolworth Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places, ensuring that this structure cannot be demolished. In total, this 32,098-square-foot mansion has 12 impressive rooms and its 16-acre estate. also includes a clock tower building with 15,000 square feet of garage space (which is enough room to accommodate 11 cars!).
The next auction is made possible by the estate of Martin T. Carey, a historic curator who owned Winfield Hall for 42 years, from 1978 until his death last year. He helped preserve many historic mansions in Long island and Newport, Rhode Island throughout his life, including another gem of Glen Cove, known as Cashelmara– which will also be auctioned next month.
So what parts of Woolworth Mansion were featured in the “Blank Space” music video? Most notably, the incredibly opulent music room (which served as the dining room in the video), as well as the first floor hallway (where Swift can be seen losing her mind in a set of cheetahs, in front of a marble fireplace. ) and a wood-paneled room to the left of the mansion’s main entrance, where Swift and model Sean O’Pry dance in black tie sets.
And although it’s been seven years since the video was filmed here in 2014, a little remnant of T-Swift herself is still present in the mansion. On one of the first steps of the marble staircase, a few meters from the main entrance, is a piece of duct tape that reads “S-60”, as well as an arrow indicating where the songwriter -Grammy Award-winning performer must stand during filming. a scene for the video. According to a realtor at an open house for Winfield Hall, the “60” likely refers to the 60 second mark for a scene.
Interested in living out your wildest Taylor Swift inspired dreams? Winfield Room will be auctioned on July 12, while its ornate furnishings (including a Versace dining set!) will be auctioned separately. For more information on the historic property, visit MaxSpann.com.
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