The historic whimsical estate, Winfield Hall, featured in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video is now available for auction with a substantial price cut.
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The extravagant estate known as Winfield Hall or the Woolworth Estate serves as the opulent centerpiece location of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video. The famed video was released in November of 2014 and has since amassed more than 2.8 billion views on YouTube. In the video, Swift is pictured living in the lavish home while some of the exterior scenes were filmed at the nearby Oheka castle. In the 1960s, the property served as a modeling and airline stewardess school for women. The estate was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 to protect it from future demolishing as one of the few remaining privately owned mansions of the Gilded Age. The residence currently belongs to Denise Bettencourt, an architect and specialist in preservation and restoration of Gilded Age mansions. On July 12, the historic property is set to be auctioned with a substantial price cut. Initially asking $20 million, the property is now asking for an immensely reduced starting bid of $7 million.
Located in Glen Cove, Winfield Hall spans 32,000 square feet and sits on 16 acres of scenic landscape. Designed by renowned American architect C.P.H. Gilbert, the luxurious estate was built for entrepreneur Frank Winfield Woolworth between 1915 and 1916. At the time of construction, the home was considered the largest in the United States. The lush mansion includes 56 rooms, 10 bedrooms, and a 15,000 square foot clock tower with space to store 11 cars. Entering the residence, the space opens up to a white marble butterfly staircase as pictured in the opening scenes of the “Blank Space” video. The grand staircase was reportedly built as the focal point of the home and its construction is estimated to cost $2 million. Further into the estate presents the formal dining room also as shown in Swift’s music video. However, the opulent furnishings adorning the estate, including a Versace dining set, will be auctioned separately. Other luxury amenities include an entertainment area, chess room, ballroom, grand foyer, sunroom, and 16 fireplaces throughout the property.
The mansion is set to be auctioned on July 12 by Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co.
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