Though Jun Ji Hyun is the beloved sweetheart of Korea, it seems that she may not be that popular among her neighbors.
Last June 25, Jun Ji Hyun bought a villa, located in the Hyundai House Neighborhood, worth 7 billion won (approx. 6.4 million USD).
However, she has not moved in for the past year because of the conflict with her neighbors during the process of rebuilding the house.
“There were some problems with the neighbors regarding the reconstruction of the house,” a representative of the villa said. “Many were unhappy about how the parking lot entrance was designed.” Currently, all construction has been halted.
Jun Ji Hyun had completely knocked down the original house in order to build a new one. However, she failed to ask for the neighbors’ consent on this alteration, causing conflicts when she decided to change the parking lot entrance to the opposite direction.
A real estate expert explained, “The villas are lined along a very narrow street. Jun Ji Hyun bought a house in the C line. If she moves the parking lot to the opposite side, then it will directly face the entrance of the houses behind her (located in D line). It would cause a lot of chaos.”
Currently, only her original villa has been torn down.
Hyundai House Neighborhood is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Korea because stars such as Shin Ae Ra, Cha In Pyo, Lee Mi Yeon, and Rain have lived there in the past. Even now, Kim Nam Joo, Kim Seung Woo, and several company CEOs live in the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Jun Ji Hyun is a powerhouse in the real estate field, estimated to have around 30 billion won (approx. 27.5 million USD) worth of land. In 2007, she bought a building in Nonhyun-dong that is now worth 15 billion won (approx. 13.7 million USD), and in 2013, she bought a villa worth 3.1 billion won (approx. 2.8 million USD) in Ichon-dong and another in Samsung-dong.