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Norwegian princess selling royal property for reduced price


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The only daughter of Norway’s King, Princess Martha Louise, has put the property ”Bloksberg” on the market again. She first listed the home for sale at Easter last year. For a few months, the property has been taken of the market but this weekend the property was enlisted once again, now with a different price. It’s been owned by the Norwegian Royal Family for over seventy years.

When the property was put up for sale in April 2019 the price was 35 million Norwegian crowns, now the price is reduced with 10 million to 25 million crowns. This is equivalent to 2.6 million US dollars or GBP 2.06 million.

The real estate agent overseeing the listing said this weekend to the Norwegian economic newspaper E24: “The market did not respond to the price of NOK 35 million last year. We have now adjusted to the feedback we received last year. I have no comment on the interest in the property so far, or whether there has been a bid for the property that has been rejected earlier in the sale process”.

Bloksberg is a unique beach property, in terms of size, location, design and not least in terms of identity. The property is located at the island of Hankø, just south of the capital Oslo. The main house has eight bedrooms as well as several bathrooms and a swimming pools outside. The Bloksberg property has been in royal ownership ever since the then Crown Prince Olav bought it in 1947.

After King Olav passed away in 1991, King Harald inherited the estate. Princess Märtha Louise was given the property by her father in 2001.  

Both King Olav and King Harald are and were interested in sailing. The property overlooks the ocean on an island, which made this a great base for their royal hobby. Princess Martha does not sail and has used the property as a private cabin for herself and her children. The princess has not wanted to comment on why she is selling the property.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.