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studio WHITE, MOTIF1, Heyri, Korea

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studio WHITE, MOTIF1, Heyri, Korea

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

MOTIF1 모티프원

Owned and operated by the photographer Lee An-soo, Motif1 is more than just a guesthouse. Located in the art village of Heyri, it also serves as a studio for artists, including the owner himself. A cultural and artistic space where people can come together and share ideas - and at the center of it all is Lee An-soo.

Indeed, Lee decorated his studio into a guesthouse with the aim of bringing together people from all over Korea and the world. To date, a total of 14,000 people from more than 70 countries have stayed here. Guests have included painters, writers, poets, photographers, sculptors and musicians - a fact well documented by the dozens of guest books signed.

Lee looks at himself as a bridge between people from different nations. He introduces them to each other and arrange meetings for artists from Korea and abroad. This is a wonderful place for domestic artists who want to communicate with people from different genres and countries. In this magical place, you can mingle over drinks with total strangers. many of whom are artists.

The freedom that Motif1 exudes, together with the energy of its owner, help guests feel comfortable as soon as they arrive. Funnily enough, the place is better known outside Korea than it is within the country, as it has been written up in numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as the Lonely Planet Korea guide.

Motif1 takes its name from Mr. Lee' s wish that everyone staying here might leave with some inspiration or motif for their art. The whole place is as comfortable as it is friendly, and the living room lined with books makes it feel almost like staying at a close friend's home.

If you want to enjoy more than just simple accommodations while discussing art and culture with fellow travelers and artists, this is the place to come to. Long-term stays are also available.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Heating
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

13 Reviews

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Sunghyun User Profile
Sunghyun
January 2017
Lovely place to stay with the excellent host!
Mingyuan User Profile
Mingyuan
January 2017
Experience at Ansoo's house was amazing. Ansoo is an artist and photographer, he travelled a lot and loves talking with people. He even wrote a book about the guests and Motif itself! So we shared a lot about the interesting things, with coffee and pictures, had a unforgetable e…
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Yaron
June 2016
We were immediately immersed into the town's environment and culture. Ansoo provided us with a brief history of this artistic town and showed us on a map what we could do. We enjoyed breakfast prepared by Ansoo, and he aided us in getting a taxi (in Korean) to a hilltop overlook…
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Response from Ansoo:
All the times with you is a great pleasure. Always be happy with you.
June 2016
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Elizabeth
April 2015
Ansoo was unreal! His warmth and friendliness (plus the delicious breakfast he made us) made our trip to Korea. His house was also a charming, warm and comfortable place to stay, especially when it was pouring rain outside!
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Zipcy
October 2017
1주년 결혼기념일에 호화로운 호텔이 아니라 숲속의 책방같은 곳에서 하룻밤을 묵었던 것은 정말 최고의 결정이었습니다. 찾기 쉬운 위치, 운치있는 풍경들, 하늘과 가까운 느낌에 풀벌레 소리까지 조화로웠어요. 문을 열고 들어가자마자 펼쳐지는 아름다운 공간들. 마치 다른 세상에 들어온 듯한 신비로운 느낌이었습니다. 클래식 FM이 흘러나오고 오래된 서재가 따스하게 반겨주었어요. 호스트님의 친절하고 진심어린 배려들도 정말 좋았습니다. 참 행복한 여행이었어요. 감사합니다 :)
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Response from Ansoo:
아름다운 만남, 경사스러운 결실, 그리고 조화로운 동행... 두 사람은 서로에 의해 완성되는 참 경이로운 부부입니다. 사랑한다면 두분처럼...
October 2017
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Yesol
March 2017
잘 머물다 갑니다! 정말 힐링이 필요했거든요- 특별히 무언가를 하지 않아도, 그 곳에 있는것만으로도 알찬 시간이었습니다 :) 감사합니다 또 갈게요!
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Response from Ansoo:
긍정보다 인생의 아름다운 배는 없지요. 예솔선생님은 대면하는 것만으로 타인도 기분좋게 만드는 예술같은 마력이 있어요. 인생의 멋진 항해를 즐기실 것을 확신합니다. 샬롬
March 2017
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Yoorim
February 2017
따뜻하고 아늑한 분위기에서 마음을 비울 수 있는 좋은 시간이었습니다. 책을 좋아하신다면, 그리고 해소되지 못한 인생의 질문이 있는 분이라면 더욱 들러보시기 바랍니다.
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Response from Ansoo:
각자의 앞에 놓인 모든 허들과 질문들은 스스로의 학습을 통한 성장의 도구들인듯 싶습니다. 선생님과 대면하고보니... Cheers!
February 2017

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Paju-si, South KoreaJoined in November 2012
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Lee, ansoo began his career as a journalist in 'Monthly Journey' after finishing the college. He mostly worked on magazines, such as 'Monthly Video Life', 'Monthly Music Life', and 'Design Journal' as a chief editor for 20 years. At the seventh year as a chief ed…
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