A loft-like space in an outlying part of town (4 metro stops + a walk or bus ride from the city centre), with clay tennis courts and a park immediately outside the windows
This is not the centre of St Petersburg, but a 1960s suburb which has since been overshot by further development. Our house stands on the edge of a large park stretching between two metro stations (Pionerskaya and Udelnaya).
The apartment is a standard apartment at the top of a five-storey building (no lift) erected in the 1960s for the Leningrad intelligentsia. We've knocked down some partition walls to create a more flowing space and allow light to travel unchecked though the apartment, put in a new parquet floor, but retained the old doors. The exposed concrete ceiling panels reveal the construction methods used in Khrushchev's campaign of mass construction of residential buildings. The windows overlook a large green courtyard on one side (balcony and morning sun) and the park and two well-kept tennis courts on the other (evening sun). This is a calm and interestingly textured space.
The famous flea market at Udelnaya is a s15 minute walk away through the park.
- Please take off your shoes when entering the apartment. And please be considerate to our neighbours.
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I'm English, but I've more or less got over it (lived in Russia for the best part of 20 years, now live in Berlin for most of the time). I'm a translator by trade; I'm also a builder, architect, furniture-restorer, cook. For my unconventional take on St Petersburg, see