Earlier this year, one of the band’s members bought a 2,483-square-foot home that is even pricier than the BTS Suite.
Fans of BTS all know that the group began their career living together in a tiny apartment. Back in 2013, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook resided in a cramped space with their bunk beds, cabinets, and shoe racks are all mashed together, with only a small corner as a kitchen.
In 2017, as their ever-evolving music kept breaking records and their “army” multiplied across the globe, the septet was able to acquire a new home. Their multimillion-dollar suite is located in The Hill, said to be the most expensive apartment complex in South Korea. While they live there together, each member bought their individual properties as well.
Hannam THE HILL
The $6.53 million-worth BTS suite sits in The Hill in Hannam-dong, Seoul. Near Han River and Mt. Namsan, Hannam-dong’s properties include villas and houses with tight security, sweeping gardens, and views of Seoul from its high-rise units. Many of South Korea’s diplomats, business bigwigs, politicians, celebrities, society members reside here.
BTS’ suite spans 300 square-meters and boasts a sleek and contemporary design like some of the high-rise apartments in the complex. The suite has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen connected to a mini one, and a large living room. The Hill also has facilities similar to a luxury hotel such as a swimming pool, sauna, fitness club, screen golf, and round-the-clock medical care.
Pre-pandemic, the group didn’t get to stay much in the suite as their many engagements, tours, and responsibilities have them zipping around the globe ‘round the year. But with COVID slowing travel since last year, they most likely have more time spent in their million-dollar digs.
RM, Jin, and Suga
Most of the members purchased their own apartment units in different properties. But for vocalist Kim Seokjin or Jin, he bought his own in The Hill as well. Worth $3.4 million, the unit was a gift to his parents whom he gave 35 percent of the ownership to. This acquisition came after his first investment in 2018. It was a 614-square-feet unit worth $1.52 million but he sold it in 2019 and purchased a bigger one at 2,508 square feet.
The second member to buy a luxurious apartment in The Hill, Kim Namjoon or RM, reportedly paid in cash. The BTS leader and rapper acquired a $4-million-worth place spanning 3,060 square feet. Although living together with the rest of the members, he and Jin now have a separate place within the same complex. If they ever want some peace away from the others, they can easily stay in their own suites for a while.
For rapper Min Yoongi or Suga, he moved a little farther from The Hill and bought an apartment unit in UN Village. The real estate is also near the tourist destination Han River which elevates the price of the properties in the area. Suga bought the unit for around $3 million.
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V and Jimin
Moving out of Hannam-dong, vocalist Kim Taehyung or more known as V, chose to buy property in Gangnam. Worth $4.55 million, his Apelbaum apartment unit is estimated to be around 282 square meters. Apelbaum is a well-known residential choice of artists and celebrities for its tight security and views of the Han River.
While the rest of the members have luxurious apartment units, vocalist and lead dancer Park Jimin or Jimin surprisingly, bought an old apartment complex. Worth $3.9 million, it is located in Banpo Jugong near Han River. Despite the nearly-dilapidated state, the choice is, in fact, strategic as the building is in the process of full restoration and remodeling. Jimin plans to put the units up for sale so once the complex’s reconstruction is done, the value of the apartment will increase.
J-Hope and Jungkook
Rapper and main dancer Jung Hoseok or J-Hope was the first member in BTS to own a personal apartment. J-Hope bought one in Trimaje, Seongsu-dong back in 2016, way before the group’s fame in the West. The apartment was $1.2 million but has increased its value to $1.6 million. The house has three rooms with two bathrooms. The complex is a fitting choice for residents desiring to be near lush greenery. Trimaje or Seoul Forest Trimage is only a walking distance from the tourist destination Seoul Forest.
The youngest member and main vocalist, Jeon Jungkook or Jungkook, bought a single-family unit in Seoul Forest Trimage. However, he sold it for $2.3 million last October 2020 without ever living in it. Early this year, he purchased another property, a two-story house in Itaewon. With a floor space spanning 2,483 square feet, the entire home’s value is $7 million—worth more than the group’s home in Hannam-dong.
All BTS photos are from BTS’ Official Facebook page.