Walking along Bolshaya Yakimanka, you will definitely pay attention to the most beautiful mansion, made in pseudo-Russian style.
Now it is occupied by the residence of the French Ambassador, and back in 1988, a major industrialist Nikolai Vasilyevich Igumnov began the construction of his Moscow city estate in the form of a fabulous tower.
The complex structure of the building, formed by roofs of different sizes, resembles ancient Russian chambers, the first floor is richly decorated with elements of Orthodox church architecture – wall paintings, colored porcelain tiles, massive carved doors, arches, and forged details.
But the decoration of the second floor is unexpectedly made in the style of French Empire luxury – gilded elements, elegant furniture, Flemish tapestries, paintings, huge mirrors and chandeliers, which was fashionable during the time of Louis XV.
Stop and take a closer look at this beautiful home!
Address: st. B. Yakimanka, 43 building 1, metro station Oktyabrskaya.