This P157 Million South Korean-Style Home in Alabang Is Straight Out of a K-Drama
No lie: If we could live the way the wealthy do in K-Dramas, we definitely would. The glamorous lives these characters lead—especially when it comes to their luxe homes are envy-inducing. One sleek and minimalist home in Alabang has brought that dream a little closer (geographically speaking at least). The latest in Presello's house tours is an absolute sleek vision located at the Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City.
South Korean interior designers handled this home so it’s as authentic to their principles as can be. Think more on modern, minimalist aesthetics with the focus on minute details and function—all while looking sleek as can be. The two-storey house has a floor area that spans a total of 488 square meters; that includes five en-suite bedrooms plus a guest room, a veranda, and more. So beyond looking like those mansions you can spot in K-Dramas, the house utilizes Korean sensibilities of form and function. Take a closer look inside the home below.
Panels were used to help elevate the entry's design.
You can also spot wood panels in this area of the house; called ma-ru in Korean. Plus, they used oak to match with the rest of the wood panels found throughout the house. Yup, including the grand oak door of the house’s main entrance and the stair’s steps.
The sleek and spacious foyer is clean and bright.
The entry to a Korean home serves many purposes. Aside from it being the spot where you take off your outside shoes, there is a belief that the foyer should be clean and bright to invite good fortune in. One look at the spacious entry space tells you this house was clearly designed with that in mind. Korean homes typically have a separation between the foyer and the house, called the jung moon. While this allows a bit more privacy, incorporating the jung moon’s design with the rest of the house has also become the trend, hence the sliding glass doors that allow the view to flow into the rest of the house.
The ju-baek-saek lights give the spaces an elegant feel.
There’s something to be said about the way yellow light changes the mood of a room—but there are times it can be a little much. Enter the specific colored lights they used in this house, called ju-baek-saek. It emits a kind of warmer white tone that isn’t quite as dulling as yellow but not as bright as pure white. In South Korea, this type is popularly used for cove lightings.
The fittings were imported from South Korea.
From the guest bathroom's finishes to the marble on the kitchen’s island counter and more.
The spacious kitchen is perfect for entertaining.
Here's a look at one of the bathrooms.
Even the bathroom's white pebbles were imported from South Korea.
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