A Long Island Mansion Featured in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Music Video Is Headed to Auction

A Long Island Mansion Featured in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Music Video Is Headed to Auction

Photo credit: Mary Elizabeth Andriotis Plenty of Taylor Swift fans would agree that her music video for “Blank Space” is one of her best. This is largely thanks to its notably grand and over-the-top filming locations—and now, fans of Swift have the chance to buy one of those historic mansions, as it will soon head to auction.

While many Swifties may know that Oheka Castle takes center stage in the video—mainly its exterior— another Long Island home is featured throughout: Woolworth Mansion, AKA Winfield Hall. This Glen Cove, Long Island dwelling was previously on the market for $19.95 million, but come July 12th, it will head to auction, where it’s guaranteed to sell at or above $7 million.

American architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed Winfield Hall—which was built between 1915 and 1916—for entrepreneur Frank Winfield Woolworth. Oddly enough, Gilbert also designed a Manhattan residence for the original owner of Oheka Castle, Otto Kahn. Photo credit: Mary Elizabeth Andriotis In 1979, Woolworth Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places, which ensures that this structure cannot be demolished. In total, this 32,098-square-foot mansion boasts an impressive 12 bedrooms—and its 16+ acre estate also includes a clock tower building complete with 15,000 square feet of garage space (which is enough room to fit 11 cars!).

The upcoming auction is made possible by the estate of Martin T. Carey, a historic preservationist who owned Winfield Hall for 42 years, from 1978 until his death last year. He helped preserve numerous historic mansions in Long Island and Newport , Rhode Island throughout his life, including another Glen Cove gem—known as Cashelmara —which is headed to auction next month as well.

So, what parts of Woolworth Mansion were featured in the “Blank Space” music video? Most notably, the incredibly opulent Music Room (which was used as the dining room in the video), as well as the first floor hallway (where Swift can be seen losing her mind in a cheetah ensemble, in front of a marble fireplace) and a wallpaper-paneled room to the left of the mansion’s front entrance, wherein Swift and model Sean O’Pry dance in black-tie ensembles.

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