February 19, 2019

Art Group Creates a New International Style for a Moscow Home

The residences in Moscow’s prestigious Novaya Riga community tend toward the Anglophilic, with cottage-style mansions popping up in areas like Montville village. But the owners of this 3,200-square-foot home wanted something a bit more international.

“They are fond of mountains, fond of skiing and mountaineering,” says Daria Vasilkova, whose Art Group firm oversaw reconstruction of the exterior, including attic overhangs and a new rafter system that updates the classic chalet style with modern touches such as LEDs embedded in the beams. Other large-scale projects included installing two swimming pools, a hammam, and a home theater.

A custom metal bed rests under the master bedroom’s new ceiling, which rises almost 10 feet. Photography by Sergey Krasyuk.

For interiors, Vasilkova explains, “we tried to unite European modernity and Asian images.” A mix of the clients’ artwork, much of it from Indonesia, and bold pieces from Spanish favorite Sancal are joined by marble, in the form of a fireplace; metal, in the dining area’s custom bar, its frame suspending a large custom mirror; and pine, which form stripes in the guest bedroom to form an echo of the Alpine.

Sancal stools offer places to perch at the custom metal bar. Photography by Sergey Krasyuk.

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