K-Media reported that Jungkook has purchased an apartment in Trimage Apartments in Sungsoo-dong for which he payed 1.95 billion KRW (1.75 million USD) in October 2018. The golden maknae opted for the smallest apartment (69.72 square meters) in the complex. This is one of Seoul’s most prestige complexes, filled with celebrity residents including BTS’ J-Hope, Super Junior’s Siwon, Heechul, Leeteuk, Donghae, and Eunhyuk, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, JYJ’s Jaejoong, Highlight’s Junhyung, Girl’s Day’s Yura, Seo Kang Jun, Park Si Hoo, and more.
J-Hope bought a bigger unit of 84.8 square meters in the same complex back in 2016. The Trimage Complex has hotel-like services including indoor golf practice center, sauna, gym, business lounge, book cafe, lesson room, and spa.
Jungkook and J-Hope aren’t the only BTS members who own their own places. Back in March last year, it was reported that Jin purchased a villa in Seoul’s most expensive apartment building in Hannam the Hill for ₩1.9B ($1.69M) in cash without any loans. The apartment is reportedly in the same building with the band’s dorm and has 87.56 square meters.
In August last year, Suga bought a luxury apartment for $3 Million (3.4 billion Won) in a complex called UN Village which is considered one of the most popular residential areas for Korean celebrities, elite business executives, and high-ranking diplomats. The complex is located near the Han River which makes its price even higher. It is rumored that Suga’s residence is actually a villa of 244.19 square meters!
In the past, there have been rumors (not confirmed) that V has also purchased a house for himself, Jimin has bought a house for his family and that Jungkook has bought a house and a Mercedes Benz for his parents.
BigHit has released an official statement regarding Jungkook’s recent purchase, saying that: “We cannot confirm or deny whether BTS’s Jungkook has bought an apartment because that is a matter of our artist’s personal privacy.”
They also added, “The members of BTS are currently living in a dorm. We feel it’s better to err on the side of caution when talking about the members’s future living arrangements because this is also an issue of personal privacy.”
As we mentioned, BTS’s current luxurious dorm is located in one of Seoul’s most expensive neighborhoods, in the “Hannam The Hill” apartment complex. The complex is a popular choice for celebrities’ residence not only because of the luxury it offers, but because of the beautiful view and the strict protection of their privacy.