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.
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.