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September 9, 2021 11:02 am

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The house was built in the 19th century by the famous Moscow architect Ivan Kondratenko.

In the apartment house of I.M. Korovin at the address: Chaplygin street, house 10, the specialists restored the historical window blocks.

There are six windows in total on the facade, and all of them face Chaplygin Street. Each window has double glazing, which means that the craftsmen have restored not six, but 12 blocks made of pine. Each block was thoroughly cleaned and refurbished with inserts – the places where the wood literally crumbled in the hands were filled with fragments of the same species of the same size. After that, the blocks were painted in a historical color and only then the glass was replaced on the windows, said the Moscow Capital Repair Fund.

Profitable house I.M. Korovin was built in the 19th century, in 1894, by the design of the famous Moscow architect Ivan Kondratenko. This is the first house in his work, made in the eclectic style. The facade of the building is decorated with pilasters, arched window openings, medallions and stucco moldings. Above the entrances there are spectacular bay windows. Window openings are decorated with profiled frame platbands, window shelves, aprons and key stones. Another striking individual feature of the house is the lucarnes with flowerpots.

The house is undergoing major overhaul with restoration. The task of specialists is not only to restore the facade of the building, but also to recreate the interior decoration of the entrances.

How a city helps preserve history

In 2020, a program of co-financing for the restoration was launched as part of the capital repairs of the capital’s housing stock. Additional funds are now being allocated to restore the historical portrait of residential monuments with complex architectural elements. At the expense of the subsidy, complex architectural elements are restored, including stucco decoration, bas-reliefs, stained glass window fillings, artistic railings for balconies and parapets.

In addition, starting this year, the city has allocated special subsidies for restoration work in apartment buildings that are cultural heritage sites. Currently, within the framework of this program, 14 objects are being restored, on nine of them work is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

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