The charming West Village carriage house that Taylor Swift once called home has finally found a buyer, but it wasn’t a painless process. Once upon a time, Swift paid $39,500/month to live there while her Tribeca abode was being extensively renovated, but that wasn’t enough of a “reputation” for the owners to sell for the original asking price of $24.5 million
. Almost two years after putting it on the market with that price, the sale just closed for a substantially less $11.5 million.Built in 1912, this Manhattan treasure is both historic and up-to-date thanks to careful renovations by seller David Aldea, who bought the residence in 2005 for $5.3 million. Whoever constructed it as a carriage house would be flabbergasted to see the luxury home it has become. Although it is sans horse stalls now, there are three floors, making for a total of 5,500-square-feet, 3 stories, 4 bedrooms, and 5.5 bathrooms. Darling features include beamed, high ceilings, Russian Ipe wood floors, and antique bricks from Paris. Plus, the kitchen is outfitted with a Wolf stove, SubZero wine fridge, a Fisher & Paykal double door dishwasher and granite countertops.Amenities like a sprawling rooftop terrace and a sleek indoor pool take the home to the next level of luxury living. Based on everything this property has to offer, it’s hard to believe it sold for such a discount.On top of fantastic interiors, the location is divine. The West Village is quiet, storied, and brimming with the chicest restaurants and shops. Plus, with Manhattan’s first public beach
being built right nearby, the new owners will never be bored.Deborah Grubman, Laurence Carty, and Markus Buchmeier of Corcoran had the lovely listing
, which 6sqft
first reported sold.