This month's feature home is virtually impossible to pigeonhole. When it's completed it promises to be one of the most exceptional private houses in the Moscow region. Yet it's neither a bespoke commission nor an off-the-peg property in a cottage settlement.
The high demand for elite suburban realty hasn’t just thrown developers catering to well-to-do buyers further afield — it’s also had a big effect on prices. Abandon all hope of finding a dream property in a prestigious cottage settlement unless you’re a multi-millionaire.
Given the flack which new architecture in Moscow sometimes draws for being insensitive to its historic setting, it needs to be stressed that there are nonetheless plenty of architects able to find original solutions for fitting new buildings into existing surroundings.