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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.

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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.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:19 September 30, 2010 by cXc
i see you ppl using photos without citing the source...
00:34 October 1, 2010 by Puffin
Well the estate agent is getting lots of free publicity ......
13:24 October 1, 2010 by "green Swede"
castle shouldn't that be "castle" jeeze! it's a mid sized house with a pointy roof.
14:20 October 1, 2010 by tadchem
"Green Swede": That 3200 square meters is about 15 times the area of the median new home in the US, known for it's "McMansions". I would hardly call it 'mid-sized' or even simply 'large.' That's 2.5 times larger than the notorious US$9 million Al Gore mansion, which earned him a reputation for being a rather hypocritical shade of green.
14:31 October 1, 2010 by Åskar
What is omitted in the article is that the place will soon be in the middle of a housing project.
15:48 October 1, 2010 by facetedjewel

You may have the better scoop. What housing project? Go on . . .
23:15 October 1, 2010 by fotografen i bengtsfors
if you live some distance away, take a look at our album castle is amazing!

20:35 October 2, 2010 by "green Swede"

yes granted it's defenitely bigger than my apartment ,so mid sized was the wrong phrase to use but calling it a castle by any stretch of the imagination is rediculous.Now where I come from we gots Castles : )
14:48 October 29, 2010 by GWFMS World Bank
How much you want for Central Gothenburg Castle.?


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