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A Unique Mountainside Home in Seoul, South Korea

By Magaly Grosso


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This peculiar and modern structure is located in a scenic preservation zone at the foot of a trail that leads up to Bukansan, a mountain on the northern periphery of Seoul, South Korea in the Jongno District. It was designed by local Studio Poly.m.ur, keeping in mind that it would be a home that should suit both the architect and his son’s young family.

Their owners wanted to have the possibility of enjoying great views over the landscape, but the limitations of the local conditions did not permit it, allowing only for the construction of a two-storey house with a maximum height of eight meters.

Looking for some way to give height to the construction, its interior was designed with high double ceilings with which they could still obtain what they wanted.

The building, with wonderful exteriors, has corrugated stone walls that seem to slide and fall on the ground, giving it an imposing look.

View of the structure nestled between the thick vegetation
Aerial view of modern building
Details of construction
Side view with patio and parking

View of the house through the gardens

Details of construction channels

On the top floor is a terrace from which we can enjoy the views in peace.

Terrace with hardwood floors
Concrete outdoor stairs
Concrete outdoor stairs

Its interior, of an indisputable elegance, with wide spaces bathed by natural light that seeps in through the windows and walls of glass or in soft cream, creates a perfect combination alongside the beautiful floors of fine wood.

Spacious interior with hardwood floors
Interior with wooden floors and cream walls
Interior with wooden floors and cream walls

Its spacious internal stairs, elegant floors, and wooden railings lead us from one level to another through illuminated spaces.

Stairs with wooden rails

Spacious room with internal bathroom
Night view from the outside
Night view of the exterior

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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