The nearest metro station is Smolenskaya (2 min. on foot). The house next door is the house-museum A. S. Pushkin. There are a lot of cafes, restaurants, casinos, night clubs, post office, pharmacy and a famous orthodox church nearby. The street and the entrance in the house are illuminated round-the-clock. The entrance is under constant video surveillance. The police station is situated in the next building; policemen permanently patrol the street and the district. The entrance iron door is equipped with door intercom. Besides, there are a lobby door and a safe flat door. The neighbors are imposing. The entrance is via Arbat street. There are two lifts in the house.
The total area of the flat is 77 square metres. It is situated on the 2nd floor of a 7-storeys brick building. The height of the ceiling is 4 metres.
Western-style renovation of the flat is made in 2011. The cosmetic repairs are made in 2012. The flat, domestic appliances, furniture are in are in a very good condition. The windows are equipped with triple glass pane.
The kitchen and the living room are united into one room of 36 metres. There is also a folding sofa.
There are 3 sleeping-rooms in the flat:
An isolated room of 16 metres, equipped with a double bed.
Two adjoining rooms: 14 metres (with a double bed) and a 10 metres room with a folding divan.
The lavatory is separate from the bathroom. The floor in the bathroom is heated. There is a boiler, imported bathroom equipment there. The floor in the living room is made from oak parquet. Doors between rooms are also made from oak. There is a spacious sliding-door wardrobe in the hallway.
The house was built in 1909. At that time cinema “Arbatskii ARS” was situated there. Russian emperor Nikolai the Second used to pass near this house going abroad. Several decades later Stalin used to pass there every day. A. Rybakov, famous Russian writer, the author of “The children of Arbat” lived in this house. Bulat Okudzhava lived in the next house.
The flat has its own history. In 2002-2003 a famous director Timour Bekmambetov who is the author of such films as “A day patrol”, “A night patrol” and so on lived here. There were also many politicians who lived in this flat, for example press attach of South African Republic, press attach of Italy, culture counselor of the United Kingdom.
Arbat street (15th century) is one of the most ancient streets of Moscow. The name “Arbat” (“arbad”, “rabad”, “rabat”) is the word of Arabic origin that means suburb. In 15th century only Kremlin was called “city”, all the streets nearby were suburbs. They think that this name was imported by Crimean Tartars or by tradespeople from the East who lived there during their comings to Moscow. There is another version that says that the name “Arbat” comes from the Cart Yard situated there, it produced carts, telegas, carriages, in Tartar it is called “Arba”. In the beginning of 17th century an arbat “polusotnya” (roughly 50 persons) of tradespeople lived there. In the middle of the 17th century the street was renamed “Smolenskaya”, because of its direction to the Smolenskaya street, but this name didn't become established.
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
Things to keep in mind
- No smoking
- No pets
- No parties or events