A four-room apartment in Kursovoy lane restored and repaired by the owners

April 28, 2014
Posted in Apartments

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THE HOSTS
Lesha and Maxim – photographers.

METRIC AREA
100 sq.m

NUMBER OF ROOMS
4

CEILING HEIGHT
3.4 m

Lesha and Maxim found the apartment more than a year ago. It was planned to demolish the house built in 1930, but these plans were not materialized. A 100 meter space did not look like an apartment a year ago. There was no wiring, heating, most of walls decayed at the bottom, and there was a large hole on the floor. Lesha and Maxim altered the apartment beyond recognition for two months with their friends’ help.

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Two smaller rooms at the end of the corridor are Lesha’s. He sleeps in one of them and works in the other.

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A book of pictures of a favorite photographer is always at hand on the desktop.

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Maxim’s room is opposite the kitchen. It is the largest room in the apartment.

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There is a collection of Maxim’s favorite animals in his room.

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A producer had lived in a white spacious room before, now the owners play table tennis here, and soon a new neighbor will move in here.

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Sometimes the owners give parties and almost every evening invite friends for film shows and suppers.

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Lesha made his cabinet in the room facing the embankment, because it is large, and the bedroom faces a quiet yard. He wanted to highlight one of the walls, so black triangles pattern appeared here.

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The walls in the apartment were rubbed to brick wherever possible. The ceiling lamp is hand-made from furniture board, chains, and ordinary dome lamps from Leroy Merlin.

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Lesha likes to have all necessary things at hand. All things here tell about his hobbies – a synthesizer, an ukulele, a bicycle, several monitors, and photographic technique.

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Lesha selected an aggressive color scheme intentionally: after frequent night shootings he wants to sleep all day long, that is not simple in a light room with a large window.

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A red retro-refrigerator Zil is a present. At first Lesha wanted to make a mini-bar in it, but it is used as a decorative element because of a loud noise.

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Rails, made from water pipe and a plug for a bigger pipe, are used in the apartment instead of large wardrobes.

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A collection of sneakers was ordered at eBay. And there are at least five pairs more.

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The lamp was made from Bali candlestick and Ikea standard lamp.

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Notwithstanding Lesha’s father advice to install a simple Chinese shower cabin, the hosts decided to make water proofing and lay the tile by themselves.

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The last retro-model Rodnichok is installed in the toilet.

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