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Taylor Swift granted permission to restore home as historical landmark

Taylor Swift has been granted permission to restore movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn's Beverly Hills estate into a historical landmark.

The Shake It Off singer bought the home in 2015 for $25 million , much lower than the $39 million market price, and filed paperwork last week (ends15Jan17) with the authorities at the Cultural Heritage Commission to ensure the home is preserved by being given landmark status.


According to MansionGlobal.com, the commission all voted in favor of Taylor's request.


The 27-year-old singer has now hired architects and special crews to restore the 11,000-square-foot house, the New York Post's gossip column Page Six reports.


Goldwyn, the head of Samuel Goldwyn Productions, commissioned architect Douglas Honnold to build the six-bedroom mansion, which also boasts five bathrooms, a library, card room, theater and guest and servant quarters, back in 1934.


The home was handed down to his son Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. after his death in 1974 and it was first put on the market in 2008 but it didn't sell. It was listed again 2015 following Goldwyn, Jr.’s death that January and Taylor now counts it as part of her impressive property portfolio. She also has homes in Nashville in Tennessee, Rhode Island and an apartment in New York, where she relocated in 2014 and is thought to spend the majority of her time.