The Pennsylvania home where Taylor Swift grew up just sold for $700,000, which is $99,500 UNDER the asking price. At first glance that seems like a major price reduction, but don’t worry, the sellers will still be popping the champagne tonight. They purchased the home in January 2007, at the height of the real estate bubble, for $480,000, and listed it on May 9 for $799,500. Perhaps the major increase in list price had to do with the home’s history.
According to the listing, Swift “lived here for 10 years before moving to Nashville to become a star!” The home no doubt had some influence on the young singer. The listing states that Swift practiced guitar in the study, which is a bright room with a cozy fireplace. The family moved out of the home when Swift was 14, and it was clear that Nashville was where they needed to be for her career.
The seller of the home, Daniel Mashevsky, had no idea who owned it when he bought it, because Swift’s career was just getting started at the time. He told Philly.com that fans began showing up at the doorstep once her career took off. He also mentioned that as he and his wife were renovating the home, they came across some old mementos from Swift, including a note she wrote called “‘I love Disney World.” We can imagine the sweet-as-candy pre-teen drafting a ballad about the joys of Disney at this home, which is about as picturesque as the star.
The home is located in Wyomissing, PA, and was built in 1929, in a classical revival style. It has been lovingly restored by Mashevsky and his wife. The exterior of the home has white columns at the entrance, classic window shutters, and large windows peeping out of the third floor. The interior has a classic design that makes it easy to imagine a young Taylor Swift roaming the halls with her toys, though it looks much different now. The Mashevsky’s remodeled the bathrooms, added new carpets, new wallpaper, and restored the interior and exterior trim and stucco.
There’s no word yet on who bought the home, but we’d like to image it’s a Taylor Swift fan who feels like they’re The Lucky One. For additional details and photos of the home, check out the listing on Redfin.com.