Taylor Swift has set out to restore the former mansion of Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn, with the intention to turn the property into a landmark.
The singer-songwriter recently received permission for the project from the Beverley Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, due to the mansion's historic links to Goldwyn. Swift originally bought the mansion a year ago for the price of £20.7m and plans to finance the restoration herself.
A number of architects have already been contacted to help restore the property. The goal is to return it to how it looked in 1934, the days of legendary stars such as Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn and Errol Flyn.
The Georgian-esque mansion was created by architect Douglas Honnold, who was very much a designer for the stars. He worked for a number of huge Hollywood names, including Cedric Gibbons, the designer of the Oscar statuette.
Supposedly, Goldwynn regularly used the property as collateral to finance his films. It includes seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a library, card room, gym and, naturally, its own home theatre. Outside, Swift can enjoy the property's expansive gardens, as well as her own private tennis court and solar heated swimming pool.
Samuel Goldwyn is credited with having a crucial roll in the formation of both Paramount Pictures and Metro Goldwyn-Mayer. He also had a hugely influential career as an independent producer, inspiring the likes of Walt Disney.
In addition to her Beverley Hills mansion home, Taylor Swift also owns a penthouse in New York which she bought form Percy Jackson, Director of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.