Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has bought a Beverly Hills-area compound for more than $3.5 million that's, fittingly, a little bit country.
On close to 1.5 acres, the three-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom main house sits behind gates at the end of a long driveway. It has a countryside vibe with dormer windows, vine-covered arbors, stone paths and wood fencing. The first-floor master suite has dual bathrooms and walk-in closets. French doors open to the grounds, which include a patio with an outdoor fireplace off the back of the house and a lighted paddle tennis court. The guesthouse contains a high-ceiling living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom.
Swift, 21, won four Grammys for her work on the album "Fearless" and song "White Horse" last year. She has appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" (2009-10) and "American Idol" (2008). The country performer raised $750,000 for tornado victims at a recent benefit concert in Nashville.
She declined a request for comment on her home purchase.
The listing agents were H. Blair Chang and Billy Rose at Prudential, Beverly Hills, and Delphine Mann and Kathy Marshall at Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills North, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Chris Corkum of Coldwell Banker, Los Feliz, represented Swift.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times