posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:29 AM
That house is so beautiful! I have always been a sucker for the older homes around my area and have mostly lived in ones that have unique nooks and
crannies that you just don't find in modern homes. This house puts all the ones around here to shame, but I suppose a girl can dream
From the replies at the bottom of the article Kopanga says:
Guys (1) these houses are not medieval – one was built in 1897 another one in 1903 (2) the one with furniture is not abandoned – it belongs to
a friend, an artist who bought it from village council back in 1972 and saved it from destruction like the other one, since the village became
abandoned. (3) The one which is ruined I am restoring with a help of a few friends. The story of the houses is quite interesting. They were built by
two friends, local peasants who left their villages for St petersburg, rose from construction workers to proprietors of large construction businesses
(in fact one of them had worked as contractor during renovation of Winter Palace in St Pete in 1890s). Both of these peasants quit St Pete to retire
in their home villages and built these estates there. Both houses were built without an architect, by these peasants themselves, but one used plans
and drawings of fashionable Russian architect who was one of the creators of this”gingerbread” Russian art-noveau style of the 1870s-80s-90s. The
houses stand 18km apart from each other in now abandoned villages. We plan to open guesthouse/museum/hunting lodge in the one we are renovating. The
other one as I mentioned is private summer house of the artist from Moscow.
Pretty awesome that they are planning on opening one up to the public once it is completely renovated!
ETA: It is well worth taking a second to open the link. It supplies many more pics of the interior. I would post a few, but I have no idea how
edit on 7-1-2013 by OkieDokie because: (no reason given)