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February 6, 2022, 11:01


The old four-story mansion has two entrances and a total of seven apartments.

In the Meshchansky district, a major overhaul of a historic building located at the address: Kuznetsky Most street, building 19, building 1 was completed. The work was carried out as part of the program Moscow Apartment Buildings Overhaul Fund. The old four-story mansion built in 1886 has two entrances and only seven apartments. The house is an identified object of cultural heritage.

A comprehensive overhaul affected all engineering systems and structural elements. Experts carefully cleared and repaired decorative elements on the main facade: griffins, cartouches, triglyphs, belts, rusticated pylons and columns, portico decorations, cornices and parapets. In addition, curvilinear and straight rods were restored, all weathered seams were repaired, and wet spots were treated with an antiseptic composition. All this allows you to create a comfortable microclimate in residential premises and increases the energy efficiency of the house.

Specialists replaced the window blocks while maintaining the deglazing, renewed the plaster layer of the walls and ceilings in the entrances, and on the ground floor they cleared the Metlakh tiles, which had been under the porcelain stoneware laid on top of the unique historical material for many years. New energy-efficient lighting fixtures have also been installed.

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The roof of the mansion has also been overhauled. Part of the rafters with serious damage was replaced with new ones, the rest of the elements were repaired. All wooden structures were treated with a fire-retardant composition, the entire crate and flooring were replaced. In the attic, light mineral wool boards were laid to maintain optimal temperature and humidity conditions.

During the overhaul, the internal engineering systems were completely replaced, such as water disposal, heat supply, hot and cold water supply, and the power supply networks were also changed. Now the unique mansion of the XIX century has become the most comfortable for living.

The first mention of this historic building dates back to 1742. Here were located the stone chambers of the old boyar family I.I. Velyaminov-Zernov. Some of these chambers have survived to this day, becoming part of the modern building.

Among the owners of the site on the Kuznetsky Most was the artist vice-president of the Archaeological Society and the Imperial Academy of Arts G.G. Gagarin, and later his son, Prince A.G. Gagarin. The mansion became popular in the middle of the 19th century, when chambers of commerce and the “Shop of Russian Products” were opened on the ground floor. There was also a number of photo studios gaining popularity in those years, including the photo studio of Julius Möbius. After the October Revolution of 1917, the building was nationalized. The upper floors were converted into communal apartments, in one of which the Soviet artist Vladimir Yakhontov lived.

More than 28.8 thousand houses with a total area of ​​more than 275 million square meters are included in the Moscow overhaul program. They plan to upgrade more than 355,000 engineering systems and structural elements of buildings, replace more than 112,000 elevators.

To clarify the timing and types of work under the overhaul program, so-called short-term implementation plans are drawn up. The plan for 2021-2023 included 4,437 houses in the capital with a total area of ​​34.2 million square meters. This year, as part of the overhaul program, it is planned to repair more than 1.7 thousand residential buildings.

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