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Ojukheon originally was the property of Choi, Eunghyun. It was inherited to the second son-in-law Yi, Saon and then passed onto his daughter Yi of Yongin.

Yi of Yongin had five daughters. When she was leaving her properties, she gave to her grandchild Yi I the tile-roofed house in Seoul and farmland on condition that he would perform ancestral rites, and Kwon Cheogyun the Ojukheon tile-roofed house and farmland on condition that he would take care of family graveyard. For this reason, the graveyard of Sin Myeonghwa and Kwonhwa is still located in Kwon’s family gravesite.

After inheriting the house from grandmother, Kwon Cheogyun saw black bamboo surrounding the house and decided his pen name to be Ojukheon. This later became name of the house. Ojukheon is building classified as early Joseon Dynasty’s Byeoldang Villa of a private house.

The 3 block by 2 block single-story building is composed of 4 blocks of living room and 2 blocks of room. The living room has checkered floors and plaster panel ceiling with three sides of windows and doors.

The architecture reflects the Ik-gong style(a bracket with an orthogonal projection) but similar to Jushimpo style (the capital’s center bracket), therefore showing the transitional process of moving from Jushimpo house to Ik-gong house.

In addition to the architectural value of showing the perfect building structure of early Joseon Dynasty, it became even more historic place by the birth of Yulgok Yi I in the Mongryongsil.

It was designated as treasure No.165 on January 21st, 1963.
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