A home as a historic landmark? I guess when you’re Taylor Swift, and your $25 million home who was previously inhabited by huge Hollywood names like Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin (and a few others), it’s certainly possible in the (unofficial) film capitol of the world to be considered a historic landmark.
It’s not a lie to say celebrities in Hollywood are probably more popular than most historic figures, and the houses they own can certainly be considered historic landmarks, depending on the history of the location, who lived there, what they contributed, etc. Taylor Swift is no different, and it’s absolutely a fact that she’s one of the most popular pop-stars of today and has even had a major influence and change on the industry (royalties paid to artists, Apple Music). Her home in Beverly Hills is definitely of significance, with some pretty important names in its history book. In addition to Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin, the home was built in 1936 by legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn, who contributed a great knowledge of film production to Hollywood.
Taylor Swift has asked the Cultural Heritage Commission to consider the home she now owns (purchased back in 2015) as a historic landmark in LA. It went in for discussion this past Wednesday, but no details have been released as of this writing (01-13-17). Check out more information and some pictures of the home here at the Beverly Hills Courier.
She’s been working on a full restoration of the home, bringing it back to 1930s proper decor and design, even down to the original plaster molding on the stars and ceilings. It’s sure to become quite the beautiful home once it’s finished up later this year.