Old Russian Luxury Houses

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If nowadays rich Russians prefer red-brick houses of strange design, many years ago some other fashion was ruling the minds of Russian high society. It was a unique to Russia style of building large wooden houses of genuine Russian design. They had an ability to build houses from stone, like in Europe, but preferred wood on purpose, they liked wood, the feeling of the wooden house.

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28 thoughts on “Old Russian Luxury Houses”

    • haha, sharp.

      but seriously, sad to think that great families of minorr nobles living in these when those peasants were still in their log huts and village hovels…

    • actually you are wrong, they had houses like this 100 years ago before the ww1 & ww2. im sure lots of them still remain but not in the larger cities. there were hundred of rich merchants (kuptsi), dukes (knyazi) and others who built houses like this all over russia.

      what would be kewl if one of the new russians (noviy russkiy)to build a brick house and cover the outside with wood to make it look like these old houses 😉

      they got the money, whats extra limon (million) to them? they got plenty of kapusta (cabbage) 😉

  1. The point is not that they liked the feeling of the wooden house, but that wooden house is much easier to keep warm in winter. Most of Russian houses before the revolution were wooden for that purpose.

  2. I suspect that these pictures are drawings of virtual palaces in old russian style. BTW when I studied in Moscow (end of 1960’s), there was a nice (not so nice, as these) large wooden house at the Old Arbat. Is it still there?

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  4. WOW! I also appreciate the qualities of wood… The warmth, the texture, it is a beautiful medium of expression. Thank you for posting these photos.

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