There’s plenty to covet in your average drama: the romance, the stunning outfits, the amazing friendships, and more. And the homes are no exception. Here are 10 lavish K-drama houses that’ll definitely be the inspiration for your future home!
With its extravagant historic exterior, opulent marble floors, high ceilings, arched windows, timeless exposed brick, and interesting jade accents, the mansion from “Goblin” is a visual feast.
Blessed with immortality, Goblin (Gong Yoo) put his time to good use, developing a keen eye for interior design, antiques, and priceless art.
You might be sharing a room with your sister now, but as the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook) can teach us: hard work, patience, and careful spending pays off. In order to pay 20 years’ rent on the goblin mansion, the Grim Reaper diligently saved for 300 years!
Catch the mansion in the first episode of “Goblin”:
Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho)’s abode is probably a little small compared to the vast, wide ocean that his houseguest – a mermaid (Jun Ji Hyun) – is used to, but this home from “The Legend of the Blue Sea” is still hella aspirational.
For one thing, the upscale penthouse includes a two-story walk-in wardrobe – which I assure you I need, right now, for all the expensive designer clothing and accessories I don’t own.
The house is also equipped with an indoor pool, a secret loft room, and a rooftop balcony with breathtaking views of the Namsan Tower.
Catch Joon Jae’s house in the first episode of “The Legend of the Blue Sea”:
3. “Shopping King Louie”
In “Shopping King Louie,” Seo In Guk plays a chaebol heir who develops amnesia after a freak accident. Basically, he can’t remember…
the dope French château where he lives (La Suite La Bédoyère, to be specific!),
the moat on the grounds of his dope French château,
having clapper sound activated lights,
how to navigate his way out of his walk-in wardrobe,
and this WOKE chandelier (and the slightly less woke chandelier behind it):
Catch his amazing mansion in the first episode of “Shopping King Louie”:
4. “Chicago Typewriter”
Writer Han Se Joo (Yoo Ah In)’s home is guaranteed to make any bibliophile swoon.
Rooms are fit with towering wall-to-wall bookcases, partitions are replaced with bookshelves, and all staircases lead to…more books. In addition, there are plenty of cozy alcoves perfect for reading, writing, sitting pensively, haunting (if you’re a ghost who’s keen to move his typewriter), or simply admiring all those books you have.
Me? I pray nightly that my IKEA bookshelf will make it until sunrise.
Catch Han Se Joo’s home in the first episode of “Chicago Typewriter”:
Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun)’s apartment seen in “My Love From the Star” observes a modern minimalist aesthetic spliced with enough interesting design elements to keep the space fresh, unique, and talked about. The focal point of the bachelor pad is a star gazing room, where a large indoor tree and artfully arranged vegetation grow beneath a giant skylight, bringing together the earth and sky in one harmonious setting that’s part observatory, part forest. The private library is also pretty impressive.
Nothing about these design choices screams, “I’m a homesick alien stranded on earth!” btw.
Across the hall, neighbor Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) has orchestrated what would be the perfect place for you and your crew to get ready for a night out. The star’s apartment is outfitted with multiple full-length mirrors, lots of comfortable places to sit, and a small – but bejeweled – bar.
The decor employs understated and on-trend touches to balance out the more flamboyant elements, creating an aesthetic that’s unquestionably stylish but full of its own unique personality and distinctive charm.
Catch their aesthetically pleasing homes in the first episode of “My Love From the Star”:
Lee Min Ho has accumulated some solid real estate in dramaland over the years, including this insanely flashy Malibu pad owned by Kim Tan in “The Heirs.”
The home boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a sweet spiral staircase, but the highlight of Kim Tan’s Californian residence is the pool, which could probably fit at least 20 of your fave idols (four more can chill in the adjacent hot tub).
To add to the luxuriousness, floor-to-ceiling glass windows surround the home, so you can gaze thoughtfully out at the sea from your mega mansion and ponder where you went right (or what you did to deserve being born to such wealthy parents).
Check out Kim Tan’s luxurious home in the first episode of “Heirs”:
7. “Personal Taste”
Sure, a picnic in the park or trip to the beach sounds fun, but with so many dramas to catch up on, who has the time? “The fusion Hanok” (traditional Korean architecture with modern influences) from “Personal Taste” counts sunlit open spaces, an indoor garden, stepping-stones, pebbles, and a skylight as just some of the props you could take a selfie with in order to convince your Insta feed that you haven’t been on the couch all weekend watching “Age of Youth 2.”
This home is so chill and aspirational, Lee Min Ho’s character pretends to be gay in order to take up a room there. And look! Another indoor tree!
Catch this beautiful hanok home in the trailer for “Personal Taste”:
8. “Full House”
The main thing you need to know about this next K-drama home is that it sits right on the beach and on the fringe of a pine forest.
If your dream is to own your own secluded writer’s retreat, or if you just love finding sand everywhere, the seashore getaway inherited by Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo) in “Full House” should be just your style.
A super adorable addition: a large outdoor swing set!
Catch Song Hye Kyo’s seashore getaway in first episode of “Full House”:
9. “Secret Garden”
In “Secret Garden,” Hyun Bin plays a rich department store CEO who resides in an enchanting terrarium-like mansion partly enclosed by a delightful lilypad-strewn pond. The architectural gem’s mostly-transparent structure exposes views of picturesque gardens and lush greenery while allowing natural light to filter through and gently illuminate the home’s interior.
Catch this home in first episode of “Secret Garden”:
10. “Boys Over Flowers”
Lee Min Ho’s “Boys Over Flowers” palace is 40,000 square feet of in-your-face opulence, and the perfect place to be constantly scared that you’ll break something.
Gold leaf, mahogany, natural marble, expensive granite, famous artworks, and luxury antiques are utilized throughout the estate in service of a “Downton Abbey” vibe that, sadly, might be hard to achieve with just BTS posters alone.
Catch this home in first episode of “Boys Over Flowers”:
Soompiers, what are your favorite K-drama homes? Let us know in the comments below!
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