Luxurious Moscow House Patriarch twelve sculptures
Among many new houses in Moscow which have appeared lately, is one very special. Called “Patriarch”, it is multi-storey, lush, richly decorated, and even with a strange tower. Mosaic marble floors, columns, ceilings with exquisite stucco, amazing chandeliers, carpets – all this casts a somewhat nostalgic sadness over the long-gone times of Russia’s wealth.
In addition, the house has its own coat of arms, symbolizing spirituality and luxury. However, the most distinctive feature of the decor are 12 sculptures made with a claim to antiquity. The figures depict representatives of all professions involved in the construction of the building. In particular, a town builder, a chronicler, a builder with a brick, a builder with a trowel, a disputation figure, a muse, a sculptor, and a stonemason. Besides, two other allegories – so-called “carrot and stick”. By the way, in Russia – they are whip and Gingerbread. So, these are the figures of a strict city guard and a good city dweller. Interestingly, the image of each sculpture has its own real prototype. For example, the chief architect of the city of Moscow Alexander Kuzmin is a prototype of the statue of the town planner.
In general, the figures are executed, albeit with a philosophical overtones, as well as with a fair amount of humor. Their author, sculptor Vladimir Borisovich Kurochkin embodied in this series of sculptures the image of an architect in all its possible forms – from a mason and an architect, to a town planner. Moreover, each image is personally recognizable: here is Kurochkin himself as a sculptor, and Sergei Tkachenko with a drawing in his hands, and Oleg Dubrovsky with a house model, and the chief architect of Moscow Alexander Kuzmin.
Another couple, the “Dispute”, looks like the final point of the composition: gesticulating men in antique togas, but one of them – with a portfolio of armpits. The material for sculptures – inexpensive glass fiber reinforced plastic with applied coating layer imitating stone.
Located on Malaya Bronnaya street, 44, the house “Patriarch” is not far from the “Mayakovskaya” metro station. The majestic bright 12-storey building stands out against the background of the surrounding buildings and attracts attention from a distance. Constructed in neoclassical style, the facades of the building are decorated with columns, sculptures, stucco molding, semi-circular balconies with wrought iron handrails. A bright and expressive touch is an unusual tower, which is a small copy of Tatlin’s Tower.
In the complex de luxe class there are 28 apartments ranging from 128 to 223 m², and on the top floor is a spacious penthouse with an open terrace. In addition, for cars of owners of apartments there is an underground parking, and for expensive winter fur clothes – special cold storage. Besides, residents of the complex can monitor their physical shape and health in the gym located in the house. And also – a swimming pool with a heated marble floor, a massage room, a solarium, a Turkish bath and a Finnish sauna, and even a “snowy” room. You can relax, and meet friends in the fireplace room with a bar or a cigar room.