Did Taylor Swift just buy a home in Hyannis Port for $4.9 million?
Taylor Swift — who has spent much of the summer frolicking around Hyannis Port with her boyfriend (and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s son) Conor Kennedy — might be one of the community’s newest homeowners. We say “might,” because despite reports that the country-pop singer has purchased the home across the street (photos at right) from Ethel Kennedy (Conor’s grandmother), Swift has yet to confirm the sale, and we have yet to see public paperwork that proves that she’s the owner. According to reps at Zillow.com, the home is a seven-bedroom, 4,440-square-foot property that’s been on the market since 2010. Zillow tells us that the property, which looks out onto the Nantucket Sound, was originally listed for $13.5 million, but that the buyer got it for a cool $4.9. Paul Grover, of Robert Paul Properties, has been selling luxury real estate on the Cape for 30 years and says that despite all of the rumors about Swift and the home, he heard that the house across from Ethel Kennedy’s was purchased last week by a hedge fund manager in New York. He says that sometimes Cape real estate rumors can take on a life of their own, and that last summer, the buzz was that Tom Brady had bought a home nearby. “People kept calling me,” he said, adding that the gossip just wasn’t true. If it turns out that the Swift story is just make-believe, we understand the confusion. Swift has been a regular around the Cape for the past month, and was just spotted by locals at a Cape Cod church on Sunday. (@KatieBFair reported that morning, “Just went to church with @taylorswift13! #loveyou #myidol.”) Swift was also seen on Sunday in her red polka-dot bikini with RFK Jr. and other members of the Kennedy clan. The singer is scheduled to be honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in December for her commitment to social change. We were hoping Swift would shed some light on her real estate transactions on Monday night when she hosted a live chat with fans on her website. We’ll let you know if she talks about her Massachusetts adventures.