A two-room apartment in an old merchant house with a loft bed and a workshop with a ballet bar

April 25, 2014
Posted in Apartments

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THE HOSTS
Luba – joint owner of the distributor company,
Oleg – Shuyskaya Gavan yacht club manager.

METRIC AREA
72 sq.m

NUMBER OF ROOMS
2

CEILING HEIGHT
4 m

Luba didn’t plan to move to the center of the city, but she liked a merchant house of the beginning of the XIX century with a small garden and a parking in Bolshoy Drovyanoy lane at once. There was an old communal apartment on the second floor in which three families lived once.

There was an attic here because windows were mured up. The apartment left much to be desired for the moment of purchase: three small rooms, smoky ceilings – it needed capital repair. The hostess decided to make the space as open as possible. Finally almost all connecting walls were demolished, ancient brickwork was partially cleaned, and other walls were painted white. She separated only a workshop zone which became the bedroom in the course of time.

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A down sofa from Tvoy Dom store was the most expensive buying.

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A sofa, a pouf and an armchair in Provence style were found in the interior salon across the road.

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The curtains were bought in Ikea.

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First a ceiling lamp appeared in the entrance hall, and then Luba selected furniture to match it in Tvoy Dom store.

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The hostess ordered the kitchen from a domestic manufacturer. A carpet from Venice is a present from her business partner.

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There is a ballet bar in a small room. The hosts also keep books here. Sometimes the room is turned into a workshop – even an air cleaning system with a chimney is installed here to avoid paint and solvent poisoning.

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There was no bed for the first half year and Luba often slept on the window sill.

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A horse is a present from Podium store.

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When Luba was a student she helped an art workshop in Kolomenskoye: she washed cups and sometimes kept the watch there in the night. And she was taught painting there for this. All pictures in the apartment are her works.

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The hostess always dreamed of a window in the bathroom: it reminds her of Paris.

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The hosts looked for the sanitaryware for a long time and finally they found it in Obi.

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A bath is made from castable marble.

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African figurine was brought by Luba’s father from his working trip.

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A banquette was also bought in the salon in Azbuka Vkusa.

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The room with a loft bed is the most multifunctional place in the apartment. At first Luba planned to make a workshop here, but after her husband’s move, who refused flatly to sleep in a large room, they decided to construct the bed on the second level. And they found it comfortable and pleasant to sleep under the ceiling.

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