Now it is sold for half – E24

Now it is sold for half – E24

Industrialist Hans Preben Mehren has finally managed to sell his luxury plot of land in Holmenkollen. After a series of price cuts, the price has reached half price.


The property “Voksentunet” located at the top of Holmenkollen has been sold for NOK 60 million. Shows a printed copy of the cadastre of the property.

It’s half the price of what industrialist owner Hans Preben Mehren (78) first wanted for the romantic national courtyard, when it was put on the market in 2020.

The asking price at that time was 120 million.

I tried to sell for three years

Mehreen has been trying to sell the expensive house for more than three years to no avail, and has reduced the asking price several times by tens of millions.

E24 previously reported the sale.

Andersen, 53, and Elizabeth Lester Andersen, 53, a doctor, are listed as buyers of the home. Today, the two live a little further away in Holmenkolasen.

Distinctive name Mention the sale first.

Are Andersen’s income is reported to be NOK 40.2 million in 2021, and his net worth is NOK 58.6 million.

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Several hundred years

The 12.9-acre site sits above Holmenkollen, and includes a total of 14 buildings recorded on the property from several eras.

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According to the 2020 sales statement in the ad, the estate’s square development is a configuration of several buildings with origins dating back to the 17th century.

The oldest building on the site is Årestua, built around 1640, and said to be one of the few original and oldest buildings in existence in Norway.

Won’t comment

After the sale, a mortgage of NOK 44.3 million was registered on the property.

Mehreen is a former sailor, and represented Norway during the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was also an industrial investor and owner. Mehreen is registered as Chairman and Managing Director of Mehreen Holding AS. The company generated operating profits of more than $2.5 million in 2022.

According to one Article from VGMehreen also reportedly tried to sell Voksentunet in 2004.

E24 was unable to obtain comment from Are Andersen or Elizabeth Lyster Andersen. However, the latter said To the distinguished name They do not wish to comment on the purchase. Mehreen has no “comment” on the sale.

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The first published version of the case stated that Finansavisen mentioned the sale first. It is true that Dagens Næringsliv mentioned the sale first. The error was corrected at 20:55 on 5 November 2023.

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