Must-See Space: This South-Korean Style Home in Alabang Is Straight Out of Your Fave K-Drama

Check out all the unique details.

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(SPOT.ph) No lie: If we could live the way all our rich faves do in K-Dramas, we definitely would. No denying the glam these characters have—especially when it comes to their luxe homes. One sleek and minimalist home in Ayala, 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.

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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. We round up some of the most interesting details that give this home an SK vibe below, in case you’d like to try the same things for your own home, too.

Check out the South-Korean design details in this Ayala Alabang home below:

The sleek and spacious foyer

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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. 

The glass jung-moon and ma-ru blends in with the overall clean aesthetic

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.

You can also spot wood panels in this area of the house; called ma-ru in Korean, these panels were used to help elevate the foyer’s design. Plus, they used oak to match with the rest of the wood panels foundthroughout the house. Yup, including the grand oak door of the house’s main entrance and the stair’s steps.

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The ju-baek-saek lights

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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 and as seen with this house, it definitely gives off a more elegant feel. 

All the items imported from South Korea

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A large chunk of the home’s furniture and finishing details were imported straight from South Korea. From the guest bathroom’s finishes to the marble on the kitchen’s island counter and more. And we can’t not mention the stones found below the bathtub in the guest bathroom. One look confirms that it’s a luxe en suite but here’s a fun fact: even the white pebbles were imported from South Korea.

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