Interior of a house in the village of Ubory
Moscow region, 2022
Total area – 550м²
The house we were tasked with renovating was built in the tumultuous time for Russian country architecture between the 20th and 21st centuries, and without a project. It was full of visual flaws and our goal was to minimize them and, most importantly, make the house comfortable and cozy to live in.
We conducted a significant overhaul, placing a leisure area with a sauna and billiard room in the basement, as well as technical rooms: a laundry room, water treatment room, pantry, refrigerator and freezer rooms. On the first floor, we expanded the hallway and added a dressing room. In the living room, we created a mezzanine-library, and in the dining room, we removed the upper floor.
On the second floor, we formed a guest bedroom block with a dressing room and bathroom. On the third floor, the house owner’s apartment, consisting of a bedroom, a study, a dressing room, and a bathroom. On the fourth floor, there’s the client’s bedroom with a dressing room and a bathroom. And finally, on the fifth floor, there’s a guest bedroom with a bathroom.
Our main task was to create an informal country residence in the style of modern European homes while adhering to the principles of classic interiors. This dual task was justified by the different ages and preferences of future residents. We managed to achieve this by preserving the feeling of a house with a history, while not making it seem outdated.
We seized on the numerous arched openings and developed this Mediterranean aesthetic of a measured country life, adding other elements. The interior is built on the interpretation of classical details and techniques, mixing them with modern silhouettes. In furniture and finishes, we chose solutions that combine old and new.
The result is a harmonious and cozy country home that combines elements of classic and modern design.
With the participation of architects Daria Khramova, Nadezhda Osipyan
Photos – Mikhail Loskutov
Interior styling – Natalya Onufreichuk