Rooftop Apartment Itaewon-dong

VIP (2019); Her Private Life (2019); My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018)

The rooftop of this building is first seen in VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019) as On Yu-ri’s (Pyo Ye-jin) rooftop house, which was eventually taken over by Lee Hyun-ah (Lee Chung-ah). In episode 24 (full episode 12), Na Jung-sun (Jang Na-ra), Song Mi-na (Kwak Sun-young) and Kang Ji-young (Lee Jin-hee) have a barbeque party there in celebration of a few occasions.

This rooftop apartment appears in Ryan Gold’s (Kim Jae-wook) flashbacks as his childhood home, where he used to live with his artist mother Kong Eun-young (Lee Il-hwa) — as seen in episodes 13 and 14 of of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019).

Yeon Woo-Young (Kwak Dong-Yeon) moves into this rooftop apartment in episode 6 of My ID is Gangnam Beauty / ID: Gangnam Beauty (내 아이디는 강남미인) (JTBC, 2018). His student Do Kyung-Seok (Cha Eun-Woo of Astro) becomes his roommate in episode 8.

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This private rooftop apartment — above ‘Byeongyeong Super’ [병영슈퍼] and a real estate company — is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Itaewon [Itaewon-dong/이태원동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구], just opposite the Gayarang Building.

The building is located on Gyeongnidan-gil [경리단길/經理團길], the informal name of 1km-long Hoenamu-ro [회나무로/회나무路], which nowadays not only refers to this central street traversing Itaewon but also to the area of the adjoining streets south of Hoenamu-ro, which became a hangout hotspot thanks to its diverse and lively bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants. The name Gyeongnidan-gil literally means the street at which the entrance to the former Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Financial Management Corps (Yuk-gun-jung-ang-gyeong-ni-dan) was located since 1957; which became the Armed Forces Financial Management Corps in 2012.

Photo by ddawndew (2017)

63 Hoenamu-ro, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 회나무로 63
(서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 229-5)
Geolocation: 37.540260, 126.993451

Getting here
Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
(16 min. walk)
Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
(17 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 03/07/2022
VIP added by Mich KDL
Her Private Life added by sarahms

8 reviews

  1. I want to rent one

    I wish these places are for rent, I want to rent as an Airbnb or just rent from an owner, I want a rooftop like that when i visit there next summer, if you know a link where i can rent one? let me know

  2. About the apartment

    Where this located in korea pls? Thankyou

    1. Hi Eunice, I am not sure to understand your question? All information is given above.

  3. Another drama?

    I think this rooftop house is also featured in Her Private Life, as Ryan’s (Kim Jae Wook) mother’s painting studio, as seen in flashbacks.

    1. hi Sarah! thanks for the heads up 🙂 it is indeed, and we’ve added it to the listing!

  4. this is a private place tbvh. there’s a cctv near the staircase…
    i had to applaud dks when he brought the tv as a housewarming gift. the staircase is a bit small so its really hard to bring that upstairs. 😉

  5. Hi, wanna know is this place open to public?

    1. Hi Tophan, I don’t think so. It rather looks like a private place. But you can still the stairs from the outside that were also seen in the show.

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