The pop star rented out the historic Woolworth Mansion on New York’s Long Island last year to film the video for her hit song ‘Blank Space’. But the track’s lyrics – “So it's gonna be forever / Or it's gonna go down in flames” – proved that life really does imitate art.
The mansion was seriously damaged in a fire earlier this year.
The estate was once home to businessman F. W. Woolworth, who built the property in 1916 for $9 million. He rebuilt the property later that year after it was destroyed by – you guessed it – a fire.
It was restored in 2010 and is currently a private residence.
See the mansion in its fire-free glory in Swift’s music video, below.
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