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15 March 2021, 18:05

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Inside the building, the layout will be restored, which is indicated in the archival plans of 1920, the alfrey painting will be recreated for wood, the historic stove, the staircase, the floor made of Metlakh tiles, as well as metal patterned gratings will be restored.

Experts have begun the restoration of the mansion of the honorary citizen and merchant Melnikov in Volkovy Lane (house 15). The building was built in 1904 and today it is a cultural heritage site of regional importance. The mansion is made in the Art Nouveau style. This is one of the first projects of the architect Vladimir Adamovich, a student of Fyodor Shekhtel.

“The Melnikov mansion has long been in need of a comprehensive restoration. There was a fire here, the building was not used for a long time and fell into disrepair. The new owners will have to completely put the architectural monument in order. Both the facades and the interiors of the building will be restored. The historical appearance of the beginning of the twentieth century will be restored. As part of the upcoming work, it is planned to restore the unique original convex window panes, to recreate the decorative lantern that has long adorned the main staircase from historical photographs, as well as to unveil the historic balcony. The restoration will be held under the control of the Moscow City Heritage Site, “- commented the head of the capital

Department of Cultural Heritage Alexey Emelyanov.

First of all, the restorers will dismantle the emergency roof, and then they will be able to start the rest of the work. On the facades, specialists are dismantling more and more recent structures, restoring plaster and historical glazed facade tiles. Special attention will be paid to the restoration of wooden decor, that is, platbands, awnings, plank frieze, as well as restoration of the front porch and preserved faceted glass. The windows, fencing and roof will be put in order, in addition, the chimneys of the chimneys will be recreated – special caps necessary to protect against precipitation.

Inside the building, the layout will be restored, which is indicated in the archival plans of 1920. Specialists will recreate the ceiling rosette, alfrey painting for wood, stained glass window of the main staircase. Also, the historic stove, stairs, floor from metlakh tiles, metal patterned gratings will be restored.

“Since there used to be a TB dispensary in the building, according to the SanPiN requirements, a number of valuable elements need to be replaced and will be restored. First of all, this applies to wooden parts, including historical parquet and platbands. The procedure for the reconstruction was approved by the members of the scientific and methodological council at the Moscow City Heritage Site, ”added Aleksey Yemelyanov.

It is planned that the restoration and equipment of the building for modern needs will take a little less than two years.

Melnikov’s mansion will be prepared for restoration The Melnikov mansion in the Presnensky district will be restored by the investor

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