In terms of the plan, this house resembles a catamaran: two "boats" of private life are interconnected by the "deck" of a two-story living room. True, both floats are turned upside down and form impressive consoles, thanks to which the house acquires a very dynamic silhouette. It would seem that such a decision obliges a strictly symmetrical composition, but Leonidov cleverly avoided the dictate of geometry: he shifted the consoles relative to each other, moved the entrance to the left, and brought a huge rectangular stained-glass window close to the protruding volume of the dining room. The asymmetry of the main facade is skillfully emphasized with the help of materials: most of it, including the entrance portal, is decorated with light stone, while the extended volume is faced with brown wood. The wide overhangs of the roof are also hemmed with wood. The picture is completed by terraces - one of them rests on wide pylons that form the entrance to the house, the other is supported by thin metal supports.
The first floor of the house is reserved for public premises, the second is the master bedroom and children's rooms, including one playroom. The displacement of the main entrance relative to the central axis made it possible to make the center of the entire composition a spacious two-story living room. It is separated from the entrance area by a staircase that connects all the floors of the house, including the basement, where the home theater is located. In order to isolate the staircase hall, but not turn it into a blank box, the architects came up with the use of glass partitions, on which an elegant floral ornament was applied with the help of matting. Close up, the drawing is striking in its richness and diversity, and from afar it resembles a frosty pattern or suggests that water may be streaming over the glass surface. The same technique is used in other areas of the house - similar partitions separate the dining room from the kitchen and the pool from the sauna (hamam).
The ground floor also houses the kitchen, dining room and dressing room. And right from the main entrance you can go to the pool, attached to the house from the back: the gallery leading into it is formally part of the living room, but it is marked with the help of mosaics, while in the living room itself, wood is used as the flooring. By the way, several other zones can be distinguished in the living room: one half of it is occupied by a fireplace, the other is occupied by comfortable sofas and a plasma panel. Architect Olga Budyonnaya admits that the very large area of this room required some kind of rigid frame that would "hold" the space. The order system became such a frame: columns flank an elegant staircase with thin cast-iron balusters, and the ceiling is lined into several segments with the help of an ornamented frieze. It should be added that this decision perfectly corresponded to the wishes of the customers, who asked to make the interior of their house at the same time cozy, and moderately solid, “patriarchal”.
The fireplace also deserves a special mention, it attracts the eyes from every corner of the living room. Its ends and perimeter are decorated with cast-iron details, which were cast according to the author's sketches, the facade is decorated with a slab of granite, and the slabs are selected in such a way that they form a fan-shaped pattern, as if radiating from the firebox in waves. The rich burgundy-chocolate shade of natural stone is one of the brightest color spots in the living room space; only a few pieces of furniture can compete with it, in particular, a purple coffee table and orange leather chairs. And this is a conscious decision of the architects - a house whose architecture is dominated by warm tones, from the inside gives off the coolness and restraint of its palette. So, in the design of the living room, white and pearl gray tones predominate, and in the dining room and bedroom there are various shades of lilac - and in all cases, the modesty and tenderness of these colors perfectly emphasizes the dark floor.
The only exceptions are the pool and home theater rooms: in the first, multi-colored tiles "imitation mother-of-pearl" are used, in the second, the ceiling becomes as dark as the floor, and the walls acquire a red and scarlet color. “We interpreted the cinema located in the basement as a space for play and performances,” explains Olga Budyonnaya, “that's why such an active color and draperies in the form of black curtains with silver embossing were chosen for the walls. The latter, of course, play the role of sound absorbers, but at the same time symbolize the theater curtain”.
In the pool, as in the premises of the second floor (with the exception of the master bedroom), the roof structure with its spectacular rafter system becomes an integral part of the interior. And if this solution made the children's rooms more colorful and natural, then for the pool it turned into the need to hide the air ducts somewhere. The architects moved the communications to the wall, and in order not to spoil the appearance of the latter with boxes and pipes, they gave it a wave-like shape. The false wall is made of plasterboard and is illuminated along the perimeter, and the canvas is bent to numerous narrow windows in the form of curved slopes. Such plastic transforms this element from a purely utilitarian into a decorative one, which ideally emphasizes the functional purpose of the pool.