Not satisfied with homes in Los Angeles, Nashville, and of course the famous sweeping spread in Rhode Island where she sings songs to the ocean and sometimes the ocean sings back, Taylor Swift is looking for a home in New York City. The city of windy lights! Love that dirty water, Crescent City. Particularly, Swift is looking in the West Village, because that's just where celebrities look in Manhattan these days. You don't hear about many celebrities looking for homes in Murray Hill, do you? I guess Uma Thurman found a place over in Midtown East, but that's in a fancy old haunted historical mansion so it doesn't really count.
SEE MORE: Kate Middleton's Hair in ReviewNot a lot of famous people looking in Hell's Kitchen or in the Financial District or Morningside Heights. Everyone seems to go to the West Village. And Taylor may join their ranks, as she was spotted scoping out pads with an unnamed young man. (Described as "handsome," so OooOoOoo...) She first looked at the former home of the late great theater director and writer Arthur Laurents, which is a $12 million townhouse on Leroy Street. And, y'know, I like Taylor Swift and all, I mean her music is fun for the most part, but I don't necessarily know that she's earned living in Arthur Laurents's house. Sorry! I just don't know if that's really the home for her just yet.
SEE MORE: 10 Movies You Didn't Realize Were Big Hits In 2013
So, good thing she looked at another place, a relatively inexpensive $6.25 million townhome on Charlton Street. This one was built by John Jacob Astor, who of course sank in the Titanic. Which I'm sure Taylor likes in some weird way. She's got her tastes, doesn't she? That Cape Cod home across the street from the Kennedys. The sprawling old estate in Watch Hill. And now 19th century townhouses in the West Village. Taylor Swift has her eye on old Eastern money, doesn't she? And hey, who can blame her? As far as money goes in this country, old Eastern money is probably the most interesting. I mean it's better than new Phoenix money. Or, heaven forbid, new Silicon Valley money. If you've got a taste for money, and Taylor Swift seems to, then old Northeast money is a good vintage.
So what say you, New Yorkers? Are you ready for Taylor Swift to be a semi-permanent resident, lightly tippling on white wine at various restaurants south of 14th Street? Strolling gaily in Washington Square Park and cooing at the pigeons, who seem to understand her very clearly. She could become just like any New Yorker! If she lets herself. Will you, Taylor? Will you? And will we?