In the building, according to the plan, various social classes were meant to reside, so there were both small apartments and luxurious chambers. Films such as "Gangster Petersburg," "Winter Cherry," "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson," and many others were shot here. Arkady Averchenko and Alexander Kuprin, the director of the Mikhailovsky Theater Vladimir Kekhman and ballerina Irina Kolpakova, artist Mikhail Shemyakin and poet Evgeny Rein, conductor Mariss Jansons and athlete Tatyana Zats, and singer Eduard Khil all lived in the Tolstoy House!
Passing through the courtyards of the Tolstoy House, we reach the Fontanka Embankment or the embankment of the Fontanka River - it varied. It's different for all of us on the Fontanka! One can spend a lot of time exploring the embankment as it houses the Summer Garden and the Summer Palace. You can make a wish at the Chizhik-Pyzhik statue or visit the Chinizelli Circus or the Youth Theater on the Fontanka. The Faberge Museum often hosts unique and rare exhibitions, and in the mysterious Engineer's Castle, one can catch a glimpse of the ghost of the murdered emperor.
On the Fontanka, we have apartments in both dark and light tones. Our designer, Natalia Popandopulo
"In the dark apartments, both bedrooms were so narrow that a regular bed wouldn't fit. We couldn't change the layout, so we built a bed on a podium, and now, whoever wakes up on it sees the river as the first thing in the morning. You can lie on the soft mattress for a long time and admire the passing boats.
The upper step of the podium is upholstered with a soft panel and serves as additional seating. In the Fontanka apartment, there was a lot of IKEA furniture and little time for renovations. We repainted almost all the modular furniture from IKEA and added modern metal chairs to the dining area. And above the kitchen, my favorite technique for quick space revitalization is hanging a gallery of paintings.
In the light-toned apartments, we acquired an antique buffet filled with vintage tableware, creating a light countryside atmosphere. By the way, in this apartment, in addition to the beautifully set tableware by Julia Chistyakova, we also have dishes from the collaboration between Julia Vysotskaya and the Imperial Porcelain Factory."