An Elegant and Ornate Designer Duplex Apartment with a Full-Fledged Party Zone and a Roof Exit
An ex-communal apartment on Razyezhaya Street has belonged to Roman and his family since 2003. The rearrangement lasted for 8 months, in which a few walls were torn down, the lounge and the kitchen got joint into a cozy kitchenette, one more chimney for a new fireplace was arranged and two bathrooms equipped. The second floor with a roof exit was initially planned as a relaxation zone, where Roman and his buddies – mostly actors and DJs – meet after concerts and parties.
Responsible for the interior was a famous designer Kira Grishina: it was she who authored all the “S-11” Group projects – from “Solyanka” club to “Dom Byta” café and “Holland” bar. All the issues concerning the re-layout, fireplace installation, wall colors and décor details were submitted for the approval of Roman and his Mom. Right after the redecoration completion, the flat started to accumulate new and new details.
For the lounge fireplace, which is frequently kindled in winter, an isolated chimney was arranged.
The fireplace mosaic is a fruit of a laborious two-month work of a craftsman.
The lounge sofas were custom-made in a shop under Mariinsky Theatre.
The first thing to appear in the newly-redecorated apartment was a fretted table with chairs. It was found by Roman’s Mom on a designer things exhibition.
The built-in kitchen set was planned in a most functional manner. The oven and the refrigerator were placed into a niche, left from an ex-chimney.
All the doors are hand carved and custom-designed.
Especially pointed out in the new flat project was a reading and TV spot.
In a windowless hallway it was decided to install bonus light sources. For this very purpose arranged by a family friend was a genuine stained-glass window – fixed into a window frame and illuminated from beneath.
The big bedroom is an adobe of the hostess – Roman’s Mom.
The hall and Roman’s bedroom are connected with a pass-through.
The lamp is a gift from the “Rechniki” union artists.
The entire tracery was hand-made by the designer, who is also responsible for the patterns, carved on wooden doors.
Hand-made lamps came from a local designer shop.
This is the second-floor relaxation area, so liked by Roman’s friends after DJ-sets and shows.
The room features a roof exit. In the hot weather one can easily sunbathe or picnic here. For safety reasons there was installed a special railing.
A DJ-installation and a big TV-set were specially purchased for home parties.
Roman Burtsev, the owner of “Solyanka” club in Moscow and “Dom Byta” café in St. Petersburg
Number of rooms: 3
Metric area: 150 m²
Ceiling height: 3 m