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About the house       Hyang Dan was a house of Lee Ongual who was a younger brother of Lee Onjok(1491~1553), a famous Confucian scholar of Choson dynasty. It was built in 1543, on a hilly site of Yangdong village at Yangdong-ri, Gangdong-myon, Wolsong-gun, Kyongsangbuk-do province. The house is famous for the exceptional spatial composition. It has two tight courtyards around which variable spaces with diverse qualities are interconnected.

 

distant view

view from the rear hill

Servants' Building (Haengrang-chae)

Second Gate into Inner Building(An-chae)

tight courtyard surrounded by Inner and Outer Buildings

facade of Outer Building

안채와 행랑채 사이의 좁은 외부공간

사진: 전재영

roof of the Servants' Building seen from Inner Building

another courtyard with kitchen

detail of the structure, so-called Ikgong, of Outer building