This private residence is located in Moscow, Russia. It boasts an impressive and elaborate 2-story foyer with y-shaped marble staircase, marble floor with inlayed design, intricate wood work and gold leaf throughout. The stone work was done by STONECRAFT and that’s all that I know about this home.

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  • Daniel

    Ok, so restraint is not an option in Russia.

    I have to admit, I do love the floor and the flow of the staircase, but I hate how the same level of formality has been carried to EVERY single room. I don’t mind having a “wow” entryway, but when you have the gold/wood/marble in the bathrooms, and all other rooms, it prevents the owners and guests from “letting loose”.

    With that said, I think this is one of the better Russian homes we have seen. Granted, it isn’t furnished with the gold gilt chairs, tables, or Persian rugs.




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  • Grrrowler

    The stone work is actually very nice but there’s just. too. much. After a point, which this house seems to have passed, it’s like living in a mausoleum. I do think the staircase and foyer are nice, although the volume could be turned down just a little bit.




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  • TEE

    finally, a russian mansion built with some taste.

    i think its a great example of some true craftsmanship. really impressed with the floors and staircase. that foyer is beautiful but ultimately this is not something i’d want to live in. way too formal as Daniel pointed out.




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  • Travis

    The foyer floor is beautiful, but the gold needs to be toned down, like a lot. The stairs seem very white, especially against the dark bottom of the rest of the stairs. It makes it look like strange.




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  • Tommy Dunaway

    Pimpin Comrad……………




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    • Barney

      LOLOL, Tommy…..you got THAT right! I’m left speechless and blinded by the circa 1650, Catherine-The-Great, NUCLEAR POWERED opulence. The number of oligarchs formed by the falling of the USSR must be higher than ANY of us could ever imagine. Looks like the builder & interior designers were PERMANENTLY BLITZED on “Wodka”, EVERY STEP of the process. “COWABUNGA”, as my Dad used to say.




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      • Mak

        I don’t get the love they have of electric candelabras. Its hilarious.

        Tacky too.




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  • NOVA Ben

    There’s superior craftsmanship here for sure, but it’s useful to bear in mind that craftsmanship does not go hand in hand with taste. When will the rich wake up and see that gold leaf everything is just frickin’ tacky? As was said above, the foyer is very impressive and the home would have a more positive impression on me if that level of grandiosity was confined to the foyer and maybe another one or two formal rooms, but it looks pretty relentless when the whole damn house looks like this. This over-the-top level of grandiose (and in my opinion gaudy and tacky) decorating seems to be a requirement in high-end homes in Russia, the Middle East (especially Dubai) and similar places…it just comes off rather awfully to me. There is definitely something to be said for astronomically well-made and quality architecture that also manages to be restrained, subtle and classy. Don’t get me wrong, we have the same problem here in America, I’m by no means saying this is just a Russia or Dubai thing..




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  • robert

    The workmanship is great but like everyone else here I think it is way overdone. I like the marble in the foyer but in the rest of the house i find it cold and uncomfortable. Is this an apartment. It sort of has the feel of an expensive overdone apartment.




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  • Kyle

    I would love to build a home like this with the very formal, grand foyer, but then I’d have warm wood-paneled rooms with cozy furniture in them.




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  • Chris

    WOW! This is in Russia? I’m SO surprised!—NOT!




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  • Venom

    Just like the Russians to take something good and then go way too far with it.




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  • Oliver

    HAHAHA everytime i see one of these russian “palaces” i think of the DirecTV commercial with the mini giraffe. With that said i love the entrance/foyer, the stairs are awesome and the windows behind them really work. The stonework is beautiful, no doubt about it, but definitely overdone. This house is gorgeous and one of the nicer russian ones ive seen so far but i could never “live” in this stone tomb.




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    • Oliver

      ECHO… echo… echo….




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  • organbrett

    Yes, where is the minature elevator for the mini-giraffe? He’d have trouble climbing those stairs! 😉




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