Taylor Swift’s Former Cornelia Street Rental That Inspired a Hit Song Wants $45K/Month

If you are looking to spend $45,000 per month on a NYC townhouse, you can be the next person to casually say in the car, “I rent a place on Cornelia Street.” That’s right, the West Village home where Taylor Swift stayed while renovating her Tribeca townhouse and wrote a hit song about is available to rent.

“Cornelia Street,” a track on Swift’s 2019 album Lover, is a narrative about the beginning of her relationship with her current partner, actor Joe Alwyn. Swift dropped $39,500 a month in 2016 on the circa-1870 carriage house. Since Swift’s stay, the owners sold the property for $11.5 million in 2019 and the townhouse is now available for rent once again.

The chic Manhattan residence is beautiful inside and out. From the street, a brick facade welcomes either from the door or drive-in garage. Inside on this main level, a guest suite is easily accessible. Downstairs, an indoor pool, gas fireplace, and outdoor patio are perfect for Swift-style entertaining. In total, four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths await.

Swift sings about being “barefoot in the kitchen,” which is on the home’s second floor. It has a wine fridge and granite countertops, simple and sleek. The kitchen opens to the dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the neighborhood. Channeling many aspects of the home, Swift also reminisces that “windows swung right open” in her ballad.

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The third floor includes two of the bedroom suites with their own private terraces. Down the hall, the primary bedroom boasts high ceilings, a walk-in closet, a marble bath, and a terrace with its own outdoor lounge and fireplace. An additional rooftop terrace with views of downtown tops off the residence. In her song, Swift croons that she and Alwyn “sat on the roof, you and I.”

Italian furniture line Zanotta currently rents out the space, using it as their “corporate house” when clients and designers can immerse themselves in the brand. Corcoran agents Laurence Carty, Irene Lo, and Jennifer Rahilly hold the iconic listing.