Taylor Swift shells out $17.75M for Rhode Island mansion

Taylor Swift, the 23-year-old GrammyAward winning country singer/songwriter, has just purchased one of the most coveted walled, gated properties in Rhode Islandthe Harkness House – an 11k-plus square-foot mansion unfolding over 5.23 waterfront acres in the spectacular seaside village of Watch Hill.

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The massive Colonial-style residence is over 11,000 square feet spread out over 4 levels.

Built in 1930, the 16-room luxury mansion includes 8 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, high-end kitchens, many reception rooms on the main floor, among which there are a parlor, a sun room, a dining room with built-in china cabinetry, family room with marble fireplace and a guest room with private bath on the main floor. On the second floor there are another 4 guest rooms with en suites and a massive master suite with his-and-her bathrooms. There is also an expansive sitting room (with wet bar and fireplace) opening to the roof terrace.

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The top floor accommodates another two guest rooms with bathrooms, walk-in closet and balcony. On the two lower levels there is lavish recreation space leading to outdoor recreation areas, a 5-car garage and a workshop. A gated driveway leads to an expansive motor court in front of the mansion, and below the house there is a bra-shaped pool with cabana.

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According to listing details, the fabulous luxury mansion, also dubbed High Watch, is perched on a promontory above 700 feet of shoreline, on what is “thought to be the highest point of direct waterfront land on the entire eastern seaboard, from Florida to Southern New England.”

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