Marcus Oscarsson of GlobalPost.com has the first extensively detailed portrait of the new Swedish island home of the wife of Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren. Some of those details indicate that it may in fact be impractical for Woods and his family to live there in winter, as the house has no indoor plumbing from October to May.
(Elin’s new home enjoys ideal winter conditions. For a sherpa.)
Elin Nordegren Woods’ new home is so private that in winter you need a hydrocopter to reach it. Located on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Tiger Woods’ wife’s new estate is surrounded by miles of ice. Nordegren Woods paid $2.3 million for the estate, which includes a main house, three small guest houses, two outdoor storehouses, a private beach, a mini-harbor and a boathouse sauna.
As noted, during the winter water passage is often impossible to the island. Even in the best of conditions, a two-hour ferry from Stockholm is only available three times per week. In other words, the paparazzi would have an exceedingly difficult time reaching the area. If at all.
“When it is ice, the only way to get here is by hydrocopter,” (neighbor Urban) Andersson said. A hydrocopter is an amphibious aircraft-propelled catamaran often used in arctic coastal regions during times of freeze and ice. “During the winter time, almost no one lives on the island,” he said.
Nordegren’s extended family lives in neighboring Vaxholm, a city of 4,800. In ideal conditions, you can also catch a 30-minute water taxi to Elin’s island estate. But in winter, again, forget it. And although Elin dropped over $2M+ on the manse, neighbors on the island report that the house needs work. Lots of it. Read more…