Back in 2016 while the singer was renovating her New York City mansion, she rented a townhouse from former Soho House executive David Aldea.
"I'm afraid to tell you this, but I will tell you this: I really didn't know her," Aldea told Vulture. "I'm just not a pop-culture guy, and I even said to someone, 'I'm meeting a person named Taylor Swift who wants to rent my home.'"
While he did listen to her tunes, he didn't put two and two together.
"Now, mind you, I knew her songs because I had them on my running playlist," he continued. "I just didn't match the name to the song. I know, it's silly."
When her management team told him it was that Taylor Swift with whom he was meeting, he totally didn't believe them at first.
Apparently Taylor was super into the four-story townhouse, which features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a swimming pool in the living room, and a white marble staircase. She even rented it on the spot — furniture, dishes and all. "She walked in, and I'll never forget this — she said, 'Oooh, it's so crafty,'" Aldea said. "And in Taylor-speak, that means 'I like everything.'"
She even named a tune from her new album, "Lover," after the townhouse "Cornelia Street," where the pad is located, is a sweet love song that many believe refers to the singer falling in love with her current boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
"We were in the backseat/Drunk on something stronger than the drinks in the bar/'I rent a place on Cornelia Street'/I say casually in the car," she sings.