Grieg villa to be restored

Composer home in dire need of major repairs

Photo: Lori Ann Reinhall
Troldhaugen, historic home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, completed in 1885, is in need of major repairs.


Edvard Grieg’s villa at Troldhaugen in Bergen from 1885 is a very popular tourist destination, but the refurbishment of the building will be costly. There is rot damage, older technical installations that need to be replaced, walls that need to be restored, and settlement damage.

“Over the next 10 years, the calculation shows an estimate of NOK 26.8 million kroner,” wrote Christian Fossdal, director of agency and property in Bergen municipality, adding that in the long run, the entire project will cost NOK 30.5 million.

Some of the damage to the villa has been classified as “dangerous  to life and health.”

“If things are allowed to worsen without any repairs, there may be a danger to life and health in the long run. We are not there yet, but we must follow up and make precautionary  improvements in good time,” said Fossdal.


Translated by Lori Ann Reinhall

This article originally appeared in the May 21, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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