This story was initially printed on 6/28/2021; it has been up to date to replicate new info.
Loads of Taylor Swift followers would agree that her music video for “Clean House” is considered one of her finest. That is largely because of its notably over-the-top filming areas—and one of many two mansions featured within the famed video simply bought, for $8.25 million. It was most lately listed for $9.995 million.
Whereas many Swifties could know that Oheka Fort takes heart stage within the video—primarily its exterior—one other Lengthy Island house can be featured all through: Woolworth Mansion, AKA Winfield Corridor. This Glen Cove, Lengthy Island, dwelling was as soon as in the marketplace for $19.95 million and was set to be auctioned off final July for at the least $7 million, nevertheless it didn’t promote.
American architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed Winfield Corridor—which was constructed between 1915 and 1916—for entrepreneur Frank Winfield Woolworth. Oddly sufficient, Gilbert additionally designed a Manhattan residence for the unique proprietor of Oheka Fort, Otto Kahn.
In 1979, Woolworth Mansion was added to the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, which ensures that this construction can’t be demolished. In whole, this 32,098-square-foot mansion boasts a powerful 12 bedrooms—and its 16+ acre property additionally features a clock tower constructing full with 15,000 sq. ft of storage house (which is sufficient room to suit 11 automobiles!).
Final summer season’s public sale was made attainable by the property of Martin T. Carey, a historic preservationist who owned Winfield Corridor for 42 years, from 1978 till his demise final yr. He helped protect quite a few historic mansions in Lengthy Island and Newport, Rhode Island all through his life, together with one other Glen Cove gem—often known as Cashelmara—which bought at public sale final yr.
So, what elements of Woolworth Mansion had been featured within the “Clean House” music video? Most notably, the extremely opulent Music Room (which was used because the eating room within the video), in addition to the primary flooring hallway (the place Swift might be seen shedding her thoughts in a cheetah ensemble, in entrance of a marble hearth) and a wallpaper-paneled room to the left of the mansion’s entrance entrance, whereby Swift and mannequin Sean O’Pry dance in black-tie ensembles.
And though it has been greater than seven years for the reason that video was shot right here again in 2014, a small remnant from T-Swift herself continues to be current within the mansion. On one of many first steps of the marble staircase—a couple of ft from the primary entrance—is a bit of tape that reads “S-60,” together with an arrow indicating the place the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ought to stand whereas filming a scene for the video. In line with a realtor at an open home for Winfield Corridor, the “60” presumably refers back to the 60 second mark of a scene.
Winfield Corridor‘s itemizing—which was held by Margaret Trautmann of Compass—might be discovered right here.
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Mary Elizabeth Andriotis is Home Stunning’s Affiliate Editor, the place she covers historic houses, leisure, tradition, and design. She has written for publications together with Home Stunning, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Teen Vogue, NYLON, and City & Nation. She enjoys visiting historic home museums in her free time.