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Fredrik Eklund Shares All the Details on His "Incredible" New Bel-Air Home

The Million Dollar Listing New York agent is "completely obsessed" with the sprawling Los Angeles estate with "never-ending space."

By Jenny Berg
Fredrik Eklund Home

When he first uprooted his New York City-based lifestyle and settled on the west coast, Fredrik Eklund sometimes felt like a "salty Swedish fish out of water." But the Million Dollar Listing New York agent quickly adjusted to life amid the sunshine and palm trees. Not only is Fredrik's career booming on both coasts: He also has some exquisite real-estate of his own. 

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Fredrik is living in a gorgeous Bel Air estate, which we've seen glimpses of on Instagram. But when the super agent sat down with, he gave some more scoop on the stunning rental. "We are completely obsessed," he said about his new home. "I feel like a constant high. I wake up in the morning and I look at [my husband] Derek and we can’t believe it, you know?" 

"Our master bedroom is the size of my apartment back in New York," Fredrik continued. "We have two terraces on the master. Two bathrooms in the master. It just, it’s an incredible property. I mean, I can’t brag about it because I don’t own it ... but it’s really special."

Fredrik is famously emotional when it comes to real estate (just ask Josh Flagg), and he has all the feels about this gorgeous manse. "The owners of the house ... [raised] their kids there and their family and... they gave me a spiritual feeling," he said. "It’s like a big warm hug and then it has two acres anywhere of flat land ... We have a tennis court, I just started playing tennis. The kids have multiple playrooms. One’s downstairs, one upstairs. The dog, Cash, is running around freely, ‘cause it’s all fenced in. There’s, like, never-ending space everywhere around us."

Not only do the kids have tons of space for playtime, but they have year-round sunshine that allows for more outdoor adventures. That comes as a welcome change, Fredrik said, after muscling "through the winters of New York for so long." And it's not just the twins that are digging the vitamin D. 

"And then grew up in the Swedish winters. To have that sunshine, for me, still, I’m on a constant high. I don’t think that will ever go away. And then at nighttime, when the kids go to bed, it is very romantic, the house. We turn the fireplaces on, we have a glass of wine." He added: "It’s a really just ... a stunning property."

And let's not forget location (location, location.)  "I love the layout because I work in the Bel Air but I do a lot of my business right now in Beverly Hills," Fredrik said. "West Hollywood [is] our big hub, so to go there, where we live on the upper part of Bel Air is like when you go into the suburbs in a way. You’re getting away out of the city and it’s so green, it’s so lush, it’s so gorgeous, and then you kinda, like, go home."

"It’s like ... seven minutes from Beverly Hills Hotel, 10 minutes from Bel Air Hotel," he added. "You know, wherever you wanna go, it’s very close, but it’s far away enough." Going to Bel Air, Fredrik said, feels like "getting [slightly] out of it all, and that’s a nice feeling. That and coming home, you can kinda like, leave the work world and [come] home to the world."

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People often ask about my morning routine: 6am alarm goes off, I try to sit up in bed and not wake up Big D 6:05am 10 min mediation on Insight Timer app. My day is a fiasco without fitting a quick calming mediation in. 6:15am bring coffee to the treadmill. Walking fast for 45 minutes answering hundreds of emails and making calls to New York as I’m 3 time zones behind. Market is picking up! 7am making a shake. I use oat milk, seeds, nuts, frozen blueberries + 1 scoop of pea/rice protein. The keys is to have the ingredients in one place right next to the two blenders side by side so at least one is always clean and not lose time. Dirty blenders gross me out! 7:10am wake the kids up. This must be one of my favorite moments of the entire day, as they are soft/snuggly and often grumpy in a cute way, smell so good, even the poopy diapers lol. I’m aware that these precious moments are fleeing fast. 7:15am tell them a story and make up something about what we did yesterday so they visualize. 7:30am breakfast with the kids. I’m not a morning eater and the shake is still heavy in my tummy so it’s more for the time with the family around the table - it’s the one thing we’re strict about. 8am tennis with Emilio. My 7th session today and I’m obsessed. Why did it take me 43 years to discover this? I’m sweating like a little Swedish pig and forget about time. It’s the best cardio and compared to weight lifting I actually feel like I’m advancing in skills. 9am super intense conference calling starting. I call this Covid-19 period the Zoom-19 period because I’m back to back and all on Zoom. I like to make them shorter and more to the point these days. I don’t use the video function that often, mostly because I have a time crunch right here and often shower, get dressed and brush my teeth all at once while doing the calls. 10am pitching a 30,000 Sqft unfinished mansion in Brentwood and the seller wants out. I’m sweating because I’m wearing a suit. 10:45am first showings of Rexford in Beverly Hills flats. 11:30am shooting for Bravo at home in Bel Air. Hate to be late, I get physically ill when I’m late. And no, I can’t say which MDL it’s for. 😉

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—Reporting by Jocelyn Vena. 

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