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.


Completion Date
October 2010

Gross square footage
1 398 м2

Mossine Partners
B. drovyanoy, 20, bld.2
109004, Moscow, Russia
+7 (495) 698 03 39

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Architect of record:

Associate architect(s)
Olesya Sokolova
Vera Kazachenkova
Stas Kirichenko

Ingenieurburo Zammit
Ostozhenka str. 37/7, bld.3
119043, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 926 23 43

B. drovyanoy, 20, bld.2
109004, Moscow, Russia
+7 (495) 739 9376
+7 (963) 711 9979

General contractor: Elitstroy Ltd.

Alexey Narodnitskiy
+7 903 587 62 37