In the weekly column "Appearance", the editors of Life around take pictures of familiar townspeople and ask them to tell what they wear, where they update their wardrobe and what they think about Kiev stores. This week we talked with Masha Dragina, a poet and journalist, in the square at the Museum of the History of Ukraine. Masha Dragina 29 years old, poet Travels a lot, updates her wardrobe in America and Europe.
Advertising director Vladilen Razgulin bought an apartment in a former commune house on Gogolevsky Boulevard 5 years ago. The house was built in the thirtieth year according to the project of a group of eminent architects. Initially, it had six floors, two of which were reserved for art workshops, and after the war two more were completed.
Dimpo, designer. Tanya, co-owner of the Ekepeople showroom Rooms: 1.5 Ceilings: 2.8 m Metric area: 55 sq. M. m. An apartment on the 25th floor of a new house opposite the metro station Pionerskaya Tanya and Dimpo moved six months ago. Tanya bought an apartment when she saw a glass balcony and a beautiful view of the entire Primorsky district. The repair took six months, a studio was made from a typical one-room apartment, where the bedroom is set aside in a separate area.
Ksenia is the niece of Anton Sevidov, a student, studies Greek and fitness on a pole. Rooms: 2 Ceilings: 2.7 m Metric area: 54 sq. M. m. A compact two-room apartment on Leningradskoye Shosse went to Ksenia Sevidova, the niece of the soloist Tesla Boy, from the great-grandfather of Alexander Sevidov, a famous Soviet football player and coach.
MOSCOW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT AT SHCHELKOVSKAYA Metric area: 37 sq. M. m. Ceilings: 2.4 m. Interior details: rich, bright colors, drawings and photographs on the walls, a closet covered with lace napkins, a tree of happiness. TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT ON "ACADEMIC" Metric area: 50 sq. M. m. Ceilings: 3.4 m. Interior details: white piano, a cage with a yellow canary, an old teak table, a wine cabinet, a collection of pipes.
MOSCOW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT ON THE COSMODAMIAN SEAWAY Metric area: 60 sq. M. m Ceilings: 2.7 m Interior details: light walls, red column, piano, Moroccan vase, a painting by Vincent Bakkum and furniture from London and Berlin flea markets. TWO-LEVEL APARTMENT ON CHRISTMAS BOULEV Metric area: 145 sq. M.
MOSCOW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT ON FRESH Metric area: 53 sq. M. m. Ceilings: 2.5 m. Interior details: light colors, white brick cladding, glass door between the kitchen and the living room, spacious wardrobe. TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT ON THE BOILER ROOM BEDROOM Metric area: 65 sq. M. m Ceilings: 3.4 m Interior details: antique stucco molding and parquet, restored furniture and doors, antique items, carpets and a velvet sofa, white kitchen.
Owners: Pasha and Lika - are engaged in restaurant business (Solyanka, Luch, Swan Lake) Rooms: 2 Metric area: 50 sq. M. Ceilings: 3.4 m. Two-room apartment near the metro station "Academic" Pasha and Lika rented for five years. Prior to this, their close friend lived there, about to move out, he offered the apartment to the guys, and they willingly agreed.
Hostess: Ksenia Gordeeva, Development Director at Sahar Creative Agency Rooms: 1 Metric area: 33 sq. M. Ceilings: 2.7 m. One-room apartment on Tulchinskaya Street was inherited by Ksenia nine years ago. Last spring, the girl decided to make repairs, she thought up the design herself, drew sketches, and attracted friends to help the masters.
Hosts: Olga - deputy director at the film studio, Antti - musician. Rooms: 3 Metric area: 83 sq. M. m Ceilings: 3.4 m In 2008, Olya and Antti bought a former communal apartment in a Stalin-era building. The apartment was in poor condition, but a couple have long attracted this area with its eclectic aesthetics. The house, built in 1939, overlooks the Spinning and Threading Plant named after
Owners: Anna - dispatcher, Vladimir translator, business consultant, Rodion - orientalist Rooms: 3 Metric area: 130 sq. M. m. Ceilings: 2.4 m. The family moved into a new apartment about 7 years ago. At the time the house was commissioned, minimal repairs were made: the walls were painted, the floors were laid. The hostess came up with her friend Anna Mirotina, an interior designer.
Owners: Philip - photographer, Damir - actor Rooms: 2 Metric area: 77 sq. M. Ceilings: 1.5-3.5 m Philip moved to this attic just a couple of years ago, and it appeared in the early 90's, when an additional floor was built in the house after reconstruction. The previous owner of the apartment, Philip’s grandfather and an architect by profession, opened a creative studio here.
Owners: Andrey - an employee of an international organization in The Hague, Katya - a housewife, Nikita and Ksenia - children Rooms: 4 Metric area: 130 sq. M. Ceilings: 2.7 m A spacious but still uninhabited four-room apartment was rebuilt from a former communal apartment on Rubinstein Street. Now its owners live in The Hague, but soon plan to return to St. Petersburg.
Mistress: Lilya - organizes events Rooms: 2 Metric area: 73 sq. M. Ceilings: 3.1 m. Four years ago, Lily and her mother decided to exchange an apartment in Blagoveshchensky Lane and buy two smaller ones. New housing was once part of a communal apartment, but at the time of purchase it was already divided in half. True, the layout because of this became very inconvenient: most of the space was eaten by the walls of three small rooms, the kitchen was also tiny, and the bathroom and toilet were separate.
Hosts: Katerina and Alexander, entrepreneurs. Rooms: 5 Metric area: 255 sq. M. Ceilings: 3-4.5 m. A two-story apartment on Smirnova-Lastochkina Katerina and Alexander bought in 2010. The space was not initially divided into rooms, so there was no need to demolish the walls during the redevelopment. The organization and decoration of the space was done by designer Tatyana Tropina.
Mistress: Anna - the owner of the fitness center, Maroussia, Lisa - children Rooms: 3 Metric area: 100 sq. M. Ceilings: 2.1 m. Anna and her daughters moved into a new apartment on the 22nd floor of a high-rise building two years ago. The interior was invented together with a designer and a family friend. The room was redecorated, but the owners immediately took up the redevelopment - combined the loggia, kitchen and living room.
Hostess: Victoria Oskilko - Director of SOesthetic Group Design Studio Rooms: 1 Metric Area: 43 sq. M. Ceilings: 3.8 m Victoria bought a one-room apartment on Desyatinnaya Street in 2009. The repair lasted three years, during which time the hostess changed three construction crews. The apartment was completely remodeled: the corridor was connected to the room, the toilet and the bathroom were combined.
Hosts: Sasha Kovaleva - journalist and artist, Roma Detye - engaged in agribusiness Rooms: 3 Metric area: 140 sq. M. m. Ceilings: 4 m. Sasha and Roma entered the rented three-room apartment in turn. Roma - a year and a half ago, Sasha - 6 months. Benjamin Kazan periodically lives here, director of the Crystal Hall Kiev club and head of the Raspoutin club in Paris.
Owners: Maxim and Lyuba, artists Rooms: 1 Metric area: 35 sq. M. Ceilings: 3 m. Maxim and Lyuba, deciding to buy their own housing, were looking for an apartment near the center, but not in a concrete high-rise building, but in a house where you can feel the spirit and history. A small apartment on Suschevsky Val, in a house in 1929, came up in all respects.
Mistress: Ksenia Trofimenko - movie purchase manager. Rooms: 2 Metric area: 52 sq. M. Ceilings: 3.2 m. The apartment on Reitarskaya was inherited by Xenia from her grandmother. Living here was constantly very inconvenient due to constant problems with hot water and utilities. The hostess decided to completely repair the apartment and made an estimate, which she tried to adhere to.
Mistress: Jeanne - interior designer, Dmitry - head of a construction company, son Anton. Rooms: 4 Metric area: 170 sq. M. Ceilings: 3 m. The family bought an apartment in a new monolithic building on Zhulebinsky Boulevard about ten years ago. Although it is located far from the center, the owners are happy with the area: there is thoughtful and understandable development, convenient infrastructure and fresh air, and not far from the house there is a large park.