Myeongjae's House (Yun Jeung's House)

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Myeongjae's House (Yun Jeung's House) is a Jongga or family head house of the Papyeong Yun family. Myeongjae Yun Jeung (1629~1714) was a famous Confucian scholar and political reformist of Joseon Dynasty, though he never took any government post. The house is presumed to date back to the early 18th century. It is said that the house was built in 1709, and began to be resided at by Myeongjae's grandson in 1725. It is deemed to be one of the most typical upper-class houses in the middle of Joseon Dynasty. The house is fairly moderate in size considering the social status of the resident, Yun Jeung, however, it shows the typical designs and ideas of the traditional Korean house. And the house makes us feel critically what 'human scale' is like. 
     The house is located at Gyochon-ri Noseong-myeon Nonsan-city Chungcheongnam-do province. The location of the house has a special sense of place. Noseong national Confucian academy is located on its left (west) side. And Noseong Confucius portrait shirine, one of two such shrines existing in Korea, where the portrait of Confucius (Kongzi) is enshrined, is located on its right side. Myeongjae's House is designated as the Important Folklore Material (No.190).

main approach

side view

Main Gate to Inner Building (An-chae)

Main Gate to Inner Court (An-madang)

Inner Court framed by Inner Building

Structure of the Wooden Floor Hall (Daechong) of Inner Building

rear space of Inner Building

 Outer Building (Sarang-chae)

Side yard of Inner Building, leading to Ancestral Shrine (Sadang). This narrow yard, along the back of Geon-neon-bang, was originally for a daughter-in-law who occupied the Geon-neon-bang. A big tree on a terraced yard makes a terminal vista.

sliding and hinged door between Men's Room (Sarang-bang) and its subsidiary room, showing an idea on detail