Central Gothenburg 'castle' put up for sale
David Landes · 30 Sep 2010, 15:32
Published: 30 Sep 2010 15:32 GMT+02:00
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The manor, which as roots dating back to the mid-1500s, has an initial offer price of 59 million kronor ($8.8 million).
The current 3200-square-metre structure dates from the 1870s and was built by merchant Osckar Ekman, who took over Stora Torp from David Carnegie the Younger, a Scottish-born industrialist and financier who was a major figure in Gothenburg commercial life in the mid-1800s.
The estate is located in the city’s Örgryte neighbourhood, north of the Delsjö nature preserve.
Depending on traffic, the castle's new owners will only need about five minutes to drive to Gothenburg’s central train station, according to the Dagens Industri (DI) newspaper.
“It’s a really central location, with great history and the castle is in very good condition,” Remax estate agent Jörgen Warberg told DI.
The castle is being put up for sale by a local nature association, Skogssällskapet, which has used the stately building as its headquarters since the 1940s.
Stora Torp is being listed both in Sweden and internationally, according to Warberg, who expects the final selling price for what he calls a “extremely unique property” to be quite a bit higher than the 59 million kronor asking price.