Ilsan Beverly Hills [일산의 비버리힐스]

Dinner Mate (2020); Gogh's Starry Night (2016)

Gangsong-ro 217beon-gil [강송로217번길]

No. 16 — This is where Hwang Ji-hoon (Lee Ji-hoon) lived with his parents until his parent’s business when bankrupt as seen in a flashback in episode 16 of Gogh’s Starry Night/Gogh, The Starry Night/Go Ho’s Starry Night (고호의 별이 빛나는 밤에) (SBS, 2016).

Gangsong-ro 218beon-gil [강송로218번길]

No. 40 — Kim Hae-kyung’s (Song Seung-heon) ‘Relax Psychiatric Clinic’ is located in this housing complex in Dinner Mate/Would You Like To Have Dinner Together (저녁 같이 드실래요) (MBC, 2020) — as seen, for instance, in episode 4 when Woo Do-hee (Seo Ji-hye) is trying to meet him to scout him for a show she produces.

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Ilsan Beverly Hills [일산의 비버리힐스] —sometimes also Ilsan New Town Beverly Hills [일산신도시 비버리 힐스]— is a housing complex located in Goyang’s neighborhood Madu [Madu-dong/마두동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구]. Centered around Bamgasima Town [밤가시마을], it mainly covers administrative districts Madu [Madu-dong/마두동] and Jeongbalsan [Jeongbalsan-dong/정발산동].

It’s said that many celebrities and newscasters live in the area due to its proximity to SBS Ilsan, MBC Ilsan Dream Center [일산MBC드림센터] and Mokdong/Yeouido in Seoul; likewise for doctors and professors who work at Ilsan Cancer Center, Dongguk University Hospital etc. This neighborhood was also where the late former President Kim Dae-jung lived, along with the mayor of Ilsan. It is also a popular filming location for dramas and movies.

The two-storey 4-bedroom and 2-bathroom house featured in Dinner Mate is a private family home that was on sale in April 2020. It sits only a few steps away to/from Asosan [아소산 본점].

Address of Dinner Mate House 
40 Gangsong-ro 218beon-gil, Madu-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 고양시 일산동구 강송로218번길 40
(마두동 962-5)
Geolocation: 37.658382, 126.783770

Address of Gogh’s Starry Night House 
16 Gangsong-ro 217beon-gil, Madu-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 고양시 일산동구 강송로217번길 16
(고양시 일산동구 마두동 988-6)
Geolocation: 37.657476, 126.780688

Getting here
Jeongbalsan Station [정발산역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 4
(10 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, June 2020

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