Bygdøy house billed as ‘most expensive’ on the market

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A waterfront home on Oslo’s exclusive Bygdøy peninsula is up for sale at what its real estate broker claims is the highest price ever sought on Norway’s popular real estate website Finn.no. Torbjørn Ek, who specializes in high-end properties, thinks it can sell for more than its asking price of NOK 120 million (just over USD 20 million).

Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that the property, known as Blaasenborg, has being sold by shippinginvestor and hotel owner Rolf Wikborg and his wife Mette Ann. It comprises buildings totaling 1,000 square meters (10,000 square feet) on a large waterfront lot of nearly five mål (around 1.25 acre).

Neither Ek nor the owners are concerned that a nearby mansion that’s served as the residence of the Canadian ambassador has been on the market for months with no takers, even after its price was reduced. Ek doesn’t think the properties are comparable.

It’s not common for such an expensive property to be marketed via Finn.no, but Ek said the strategy can attract wealthy prospective buyers that otherwise wouldn’t come forward. He claims the home has views to the water “from nearly every room,” an advantage during the current summer sales season.

newsinenglish.no staff