The beautiful former home of shipping magnate and philanthropist Anders Jahre is now owned by the municipality of Sandefjord. The house, which sits in 15 acres of grounds (Midtåsen), was built in the 1930s and designed by renowned Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg.
It was the home of Anders and Bess Jahre until his death in 1982, and Bess continued to live there until her death in the summer of 2006. The estate, which has a unique sculpturespark and fantastic views over Sandefjord, is open to the general public.
A sculpture park of Knut Steen is open all year (free entrance).
Guided tours of the villa:
There are guided tours of the villa one or twice a month (in norwegian) during the summer season. Guided tours for groups on other days is possible. Booking by phone to Unike Midtåsen, Morten Christensen phone +47 917 28 243.
Free parking before entering the irongates by the villa.