Taylor Swift Just Rented the West Village Pad of Your Dreams

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NEW YORK, NY June 20, 2016

As is the case with many celebrities, Taylor Swift sometimes laments her personal life being the subject of public scrutiny. “If I could talk to my 19-year-old self I’d just say hey, you know, you’re gonna date just like a normal 20-something should be allowed to but you’re going to be a national lightning rod for slut-shaming,” she once told Vogue. However, we think Taylor’s post-breakup recovery methods are pretty inspiring: use your emotions to fuel your songwriting, adapt your music to fit with your post-relationship persona, tour like hell, rinse, repeat. This time around, the siren has added “renovate your $19 million Tribeca bachelorette dream pad while renting another $40,000-per-month West Village dream pad” to the catharsis list.

Swift, whose highly lucrative 1989 World Tour landed her a spot on Forbes’ list of the richest self-made women in America, is funneling but a tiny fraction of her wealth into renting out Soho House chief technology officer David Aldea’s Cornelia Street carriage house. The four-floor affair comes complete with a two-story patio, a private garage and an indoor pool. Given that a man just got arrested for “lurking” outside of the singer’s Los Angeles home, we half expect the singer to back out on her lease in favor of less publicized digs, but on the flip side, it sounds as if the pop princess will have little reason to ever leave her newfound palace.