Architect Arne Korsmo
Villa Stenersen was designed in 1939 by Arne Korsmo, one of Norway's most renowned architects. Korsmo is known as an internationally oriented architect. Villa Stenersen is a clear example of how the architect interpreted and applied international architectural ideas of his time.
A house for art
As well as being a family home, the villa was home to the numerous works of art in Rolf Stenersen's collection of art. Korsmo's architectural solutions are to a great extent designed with regard to this, something which gives the house some of its unique characteristics. Today, contemporary artworks on loan from the private collection of Sten Stenersen jr. are displayed in the house.
Rolf Stenersen donated the villa to the Norwegian state in 1974. Since 2000, the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway, administers the use of the villa on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.
Visiting Villa Stenersen
Villa Stenersen is open to the public with guided tours every last Sunday of each month from April 28th until September 29th. Opening hours from 1 pm to 3 pm. Guided tours at 1 pm and 2 pm in Norwegian. English guided tours on request.
Guided tours of the house for groups can also be booked out of the ordinary schedule. Price per group (max 25 persons) is 1500 NOK.