Moscow has become one of the most expensive cities in the world. Property prices have been constantly increasing over the last few years, yet no-one would have expected such a pricey house to come onto the market. Currently being offered at $88 million, the vast, historic estate is located right in the centre of Moscow, at the corner of Ostozhenka Street and Sechenovsky Street. The estate incorporates large, mature gardens and ample outdoor area which is perfect for private entertainment and parties.
The estate used to form part of a larger one that was partitioned in 1842, and its roots go all the way back to then. Historically, the estate block formed part of the grand-ducal lands. In 1890 the estate passed into the hands of a guild merchant, and between 1901 and 1907 it was refurbished and transformed into a 20 room mansion. It generally remains the same to this day. Current reconstruction and decoration work has been performed to ensure the estate has all the latest mod-cons, technological marvels and all the utilities entirely correspond to modern day expectations.
The internal furnishings are reminiscent of the period, with stately rooms, quality wood finishings, original paintings and crystal chandeliers. The rooms are all uniquely decorated, yet follow a familiar pattern. The mansion has a unique atmosphere seeping in history. One can almost picture and imagine high ranking Soviet government officials and KGB chiefs meeting there!
The massive car park on the territory can easily accommodate numerous vehicles, and the sizeable garden near Ostozhenka and Poluektovsky Street has existed there for over a hundred and fifty years! Buying into this property means you are also getting a little bit of Russian history and culture besides an ultra-lavish abode. The price tag may seem to be a tad high, but with property prices in Moscow rising the way they are, it could even be a bargain at $88 million!