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Taylor Swift's application for her Beverly Hills property to be given historical status was a success

Pop star Taylor Swift has conquered yet another hurdle. The Shake It Off singer has won a bid to have her sprawling Beverly Hills, California, home awarded historical status.

The move comes in honour of Hollywood movie icon, Samuel Goldwyn, who built the property in 1934.

Building her already extensive portfolio, including a $17m beachfront house in Rhode Island, Swift, 27, bought the near 11,000sq ft mansion, known as the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, in 2015 for a cool $25m.

After Swift's public application in January, the Beverly Hills County Council voted unanimously on 4 April to officially give the home a historical city status landmark. The panel consisted of five council members, including the mayor and vice mayor.

Addressing the milestone, Noah Furie, vice chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, said: "This is one of the great estates in this city, and it's very important to the history of the city.

"And I'm thrilled that whoever the owner is, they've found it important to keep this house and spend the money to restore it because it's no small thing to do."

Swift is now thought to be restoring the home to its original glory of the 1930s. The Bad Blood singer certainly struck gold with the mansion, which has a rich history rooted in the golden era of Hollywood.

Fun facts about the Samuel Goldwyn Estate

● Goldwyn, co-founder of movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, enlisted architect Douglas Honnold to build the property in 1934. The movie mogul lived in the property with his wife Frances and their son Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Goldwyn Snr was also father to a daughter Ruth from his previous marriage to Blanche Lasky.

● The Samuel Goldwyn Estate boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a theatre, tennis court, sprawling gardens, a library, pool house with a kitchenette and a guest house. It is set across an approximate 10,982 square feet.

● Goldwyn is said to have frequently used the house as collateral to finance many of his films, including Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, Hans Christian Andersen and The Best Years Of Our Lives, which won a best picture Oscar in 1946.

● The movie producer regularly entertained "golden age" Hollywood stars like Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Cole Porter, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich and Frank Capra.

● Following Goldwyn's death in 1974, the estate was owned by Samuel Goldwyn Jr, an acclaimed film producer in his own right, from the mid 1970s. Goldwyn Jr is said to have hosted matches on the property's tennis courts with the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Chaplin.

● The Goldwyn family, which includes Scandal actor Tony Goldwyn, was originally put on sale in 2008 and and again an early 2009 with an asking price of £24m before reappearing on the market in 2015. Until Swift bought the property, it had been in the Goldwyn family for 80 years.

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Taylor Swift bought the Samuel Goldwyn Estate in Beverly Hills for $25m FOTP
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The Samuel Goldwyn Estate was built by architect Douglas Honnold in 1934 Google