In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

There is a nice place in Moscow – a house of the Volkov-Yusupovs. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Moscow, it was built in the XVII century and was painted and decorated in the end of the XIX century in the “Russian style”.

The house of Volkov-Yusupovs appeared in the times of Ivan the Terrible, it used to be surrounded by the forest then and the tsar liked to hunt there and stay in the house.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

The house belonged to different people with different fates. Prince Grigory D. Yusupov got the house in 1727 and his family was possessing the house till 1917.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

This is the red room of the house.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

It’s the ceiling in the Hunting hall.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

It’s the arms of the Yusupovs family.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In 1917 the Yusupovs had to leave for Europe. But the house history contunued.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

This is a Chinese room.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

It’s the throne room.

Since 1929 the house had been occupied by the Presidium of the All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences named after Lenin. In 1992 a Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences was created there.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

It’s the Armorial room.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

By the end of the XX century the architecture monument came to quite a dilapidated state. It needed a serious repair. In the beginning of the century the new owners started restoration of the house.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

It’s the dining room.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

This is the parlour of the prince.

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

Today the house is fully restored and looks this good.

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