On January 16, KBS “Yeo Yoo Man Man” revealed a list of celebrities owning the most expensive houses in Korea.
According to the list based on the 2010 report by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, celebrity couple Kwon Sang Woo and Son Tae Young was ranked #3 with their apartment located in the upscale Samsung-Dong area. The estimated price of their apartment is $3.4 million USD.
The celebrity with the second most expensive home came out to be actress/model Han Chae Young. Her villa located in the posh Chungdam area is estimated to be worth around $5 million USD. With its amazing view overseeing the Han River and 6,000 sq. ft size, it’s widely called the “Dream Villa” by many.
So which Korean celebrity owns the most expensive house? It turns out to be none other than the veteran singer Cho Young Nam. His apartment is worth well-over $5 million USD, and has an indoor golf range, movie theater, gym, and even a lounge for chauffeurs in the building. Also located in the expensive Chungdam district, Cho Young Nam’s apartment has one of the best views in all of Seoul with Han River running right in front of it.
This report, however, brought us to Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon’s house (which surprisingly did not make it in the top 3 list). On the same episode, the filming crew of “Yeo Yoo Man Man” went to the home of Bae Yong Joon and showed us the surrounding area of his house. Located in another upscale neighborhood, Sungbook-Dong, it was surrounded by high walls and much tighter security, making it impossible to even take a glance at what the actual home looks like. There were also multiple surveillance cameras around the house, which restricted people from filming as well. It’s actually become one of the most popular tourist spots for Japanese visitors, but with the strict security and high walls, they usually end up just taking pictures in front of the main gate.
Among these houses, which one do you like the most?