As a luxury real estate broker in New York City, Fredrik Eklund—star of Bravo's Million Dollar List New York and author of The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone—spends his days eyeing sleek, expensive condos and townhouses and counts among his clients John Legend, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez.
Even his own home, a sprawling pad in a brand new building with panoramic views of the Hudson River, is high-end, but his beginnings in Sweden are much more humble. He grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm and "remembers every square inch" of the house (including a fire engine red bathroom), but it's the smells and warmth of the kitchen that stand out the most.
For Home Sweet Home, Curbed talked to 30 engaging personalities across a range of industries to learn about where they grew up and what home means to them. Follow Fredrik Eklund on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.