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Sweden's priciest flat for sale: 80 million kronor

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Sweden's priciest flat for sale: 80 million kronor
12:59 CEST+02:00
Sweden's most expensive flat is now for sale, brokered by celebrity real estate agent Fredrik Eklund for a listing price of 80 million kronor ($11.18 million).

The dwelling on Strandvägen, one of Stockholm's most exclusive addresses, comprises two neighbouring apartments stretching over 462 square metres and overlooking Djurgården and Saltsjön. It boasts 15 rooms, 9 bedrooms, two kitchens, two balconies and three open fireplaces.

"We're under contract, we can't give out any information about the apartment," Eklund told The Local by phone from New York on Tuesday.

"We have shown the apartment several times since listing it two days ago."

The future owners will have free rein to create their dream home through this unique opportunity, Eklund added.

"You can install a spa, a gym, there are no limits," he said.

"The space is there, the view, the size, it's large and beautiful. It has lots of things going for it, lots to create the best apartment in Sweden, no comparison."

Eklund told Dagens Nyheter that connection speeds on his company's website, Eklund Stockholm New York, have slowed due to a spike in traffic.

In addition, the price per square metre, which works out to 173,160 kronor, is four times higher than the average in Stockholm, but price is no object to his clients, who come from 80 different countries.

Eklund counts among his celebrity clients actress Cameron Diaz, who purchased an apartment in February 2008, and singer John Legend, who bought a $2.3 million apartment in New York City's East Village last August.

Eklund's father Klas is the former chief economist of Swedish bank SEB, while brother Sigge is an author.

Prior to entering the real estate business, Eklund starred in a number of American gay pornographic films under the screen name Tag Eriksson.

He has also founded Swedish software company Humany, which numbered former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt among its directors.

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