Very expensive, very luxurious. A five-room apartment is for sale in Moscow for € 2,408,236
Not everyone can afford to buy an apartment in Moscow — it’s no surprise to see expensive apartments in the Russian capital. However, there are apartments that cause surprise and admiration at the same time. What does a person who lives in an apartment with monograms and antique furniture feel like? What kind of music do they listen to? Do they have servants? If so, where do they live? And finally, who can buy that kind of apartment if it pops up for sale?
In the very center of Moscow, just a 15-minute walk from the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower, an apartment is for sale. It’s worthy of attention not only because of its price. The interior here seems to have come out from a picture from the beginning of the 20th century, and that is why it is all the more strange to see a modern TV set or an exercise bike inside it. When you see such apartments, you can’t help but wonder: how do people live here? How do they walk along these corridors while seeing such a quantity of monograms everywhere and furniture that could very well decorate any museum? What do their home clothes look like? Do they ring a bell when they want to have breakfast in their own dining room? In general, the imagination draws many different pictures, each one more beautiful than the last, and questions multiply.
These apartments, which sell for € 2,408,236, are located in a historic building finished in 1903. This is practically a «royal» bulding with high ceilings, spacious rooms, and really large windows. According to the seller, Semyon Suvorov was the architect of the building, and the house was built for the merchant Anikita Gromov, who was a member of the board of trustees of the Trading School. All decor elements have been restored in the apartment to the full extent of their possibilities: stucco moldings populate the walls and even the ceilings. A truly delightful surprise: a 115-year-old wood-burning fireplace has been preserved here.
The house is located in the Zamoskvorechny district of Moscow, about 100 meters from the metro station «Novokuznetskaya». The building houses a total of 12 apartments and has its own closed territory with parking. The apartments are located on the second floor of a four-storey apartment. A distinctive feature of this building (which used to be commonplace) are its very thick walls and ceilings, which means that the house has good heat and sound insulation.
The total area of the apartment is 228 sq. m (its living area totals 158 sq. m). The height of the ceilings is 3.8 meters, the windows face two sides (both to the street and to the courtyard), the stained-glass windows face Pyatnitskaya Street. The apartment has five rooms in total; there is also a kitchen-dining room (19 sq. m.), two bathrooms (one of which is a full bathroom with a large window), and a dressing room (4.4 sq. m.). There is a second exit from the kitchen to the stairs leading to the courtyard entrance — this is another reminder of the times when aristocrats always had a servant, like a cook, who had to leave through the back entrance.
The interior design is filled with so many details that you can’t help but scrutinize: just the carved doors on the fireplace in the living room will distract you for a while. By the way, there is a lot of gold in this room in all its forms: in the decoration of the walls, in the decor elements, and in the furniture. One of the bedrooms is decorated in pink; the other in neutral sand tones. There is parquet on the floor throughout the apartment. This home is completely ready to move in and take care of — it will still be interesting to look at this apartment in another 100 years.
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