Barvikha Village, Moscow, Russia
Located in the upscale village known as Barvikha, this estate contains three buildings in a line on the site: a garage, clad in black slate, a 15,048-square-foot house, finished with white glass panels, and a wood-clad 1,219-square-foot guest house and pool.
Design concept and solution: The main house is a two-story building with two basement floors. The plan is almost symmetrical, with a large central living room surrounded by kitchen and dining areas on the main level with more private areas upstairs. The basement contains a home cinema, an indoor pool, a game room, sauna, and gym. Mechanical facilities are buried below in the second basement.
On the north façade, the main entrance is marked by a glass wall with white glass panels that serve as a louvered sunscreen. A wooden porch at this entrance extends inside to become a wardrobe. The south façade is completely open, with a stone-faced fireplace in the middle. Each of the sides, on each floor, contains a wooden-faced niche within the loggia.
The building’s structure is composed of reinforced concrete, as is the slab foundation. Exterior walls are made from hollow brick covered with insulated panels. Interior walls are redbrick. The house’s interior is uncluttered and bright, with simple, chunky built-in wood furniture.
The spa complex includes a flexible indoor/outdoor living space and an outdoor pool with a small kitchen and fireplace, and sliding glass walls that can be opened to extend the living space outside to the pool area.
Gross square footage
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
General contractor: Elitstroy Ltd.