LOCATION Moscow, Russia
PRIVATE HOUSE IN MOSCOW AREA DESIGNER Roman Leonidov, Olga Budennaya DESIGN COMPANY Leonidov and Partners AREA 730 m2 PHOTOGRAPHER Alexey Knyazev
By the layout, this house reminds of a catamaran: two hulls of the private households are joined by a double-lighted living-room “deck”. However both hulls are turned upside down and form impressive consoles which gives the house a very dynamic outline. The asymmetry of the main façade is artfully emphasized by the materials employed: for the most part, including the entrance portal, it is decorated by the light stone, while the advanced volume is faced by the brown wood. Wide verges are hemmed with wood as well. The picture is capped by the terraces— one of them rests on the wide pillars shaping entrance to the house, while the other is supported by the thin metal props. The ground (first) floor of the house is dedicated to the public areas, while the first (second) floor hosts the master
bedroom and children’s premises including one playroom. Offsetting of the main entrance in respect to the central axis allowed for the spacious double-lighted living-room to become a center of the whole composition. It is separated from the entrance zone by the staircase connecting all floors of the house including the basement level which hosts the home movie-theater. For the purpose of separating the stairwell hall without turning it into the blind box, the architects have come up with an idea of using the glass partitions with the elegant floral ornament matted on. Up-close the pattern impresses with its richness and exuberance and from a distance it reminds you of the frost drawings and makes you imagine the streaming water on the surface of the glass.