This house was built in the Russian eclectic style by Nikolay Bugrov, a merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, in the 1880s. Nikolay was a modest and practical man who led a hard life: All of his three wives died young as well as his children. So it's difficult to understand what
inspired him to build such a fairy-tale house. In fact he could be inspired by the "Motives of Russian Architecture" - these publications were very popular in the 1870s. The house of Bugrov was subject to restoration in 2007-2010 so it looks good today.