source: suehan's blog
[Newsen Reporter Kim Beom Seok]
It has been known that the purchase price of Bae Yong Joon’s house in Seongbuk-dong is 6.2 billion won. This price brought a lot of attention from everyone.
This house came on the market last year and its land size is 230 pyong (760㎡). It was introduced to Bae Yong Joon early this year and he has been negotiating the price with the previous owner. Someone who is close to him said, “He has been living in an expensive villa in Gangnam since his debut, and he always said that he wanted to live in a house with a yard for a long time. His wish came true this time.”
When he bought the 6.2 billion won house, his acquaintance was very surprised by saying, “I’m surprised of his ability to prepare cash, However, I’m more surprised for his life because it has turned around so drastically.
He spent his school days in Myungil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul and it’s said that he always felt sorry for his father who worked as a building manager in the neighborhood at that time. So when he made money after he became an actor, he always said that “I have to buy a building for my father as soon as possible. So I can’t waste money to buy brand-name products, or spend money at the hostess bars.”
He became a Hallyu star suddenly with “Winter Sonata” which he had hesitated to appear in at first. He has always has been living frugally. Years ago, when he moved to a Y Villa in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, an employee of the moving company said, “I was curious whether it was his house or not because he had a fat 10 year old Pioneer TV set and an old refrigerator. He had so many books, so I thought the owner was a professor. I was upset because of the small tip after my work, but I could understand him after I saw his simple household goods.”
Bae Yong Joon’s acquaintance stated that “He started to getting interested in wine and watches since 2-3 years ago. He sometimes presented million won watches to people who were close to him. He has qualities of a boss but at the same time cares about people who are close to him.”
The interior and exterior of his new house in Seongbuk-dong is currently under repair; the moving date has yet to be released. Many gossipers are curious about whom he is going to choose to be his wife to help entertain him in his 6.2 billion won house even though he doesn’t choose to marry soon. People who are close to him have the same predictions that BYJ may choose an average girl who has a good education from her home rather than a girl who has a freewheeling lifestyle because of his clean and perfect personality.
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