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Revivalist Meeting

Robb Report / May 2018
When looking for inspiration on how to bring old-world opulence into the present, Moscow-based real estate developer Konstantin Akimov of A Project Development (APD) tapped two American sources: Ralph Lauren Home and the New York–based design firm Foley & Cox. The result is a stunning collection of six beaux-arts-style mansions called Noble Row, located in Moscow’s Golden Mile across the river from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. “The elegantly proportioned mansions are reminiscent of the great architectural traditions of the beaux arts yet offer all modern-day luxuries,” Akimov says.

Luxury Ralph Lauren-Inspired Townhouses Hit The Market in Moscow

GALERIE / Summer 2017

The residences occupy a storied stretch of the Russian capital

The flamboyant interiors that flourished in post–Soviet Russia have gradually given way to a fresher, more restrained approach to decor. Moscow’s latest luxury real-­estate offering—a set of limestone Beaux Arts–style townhouses aptly named Noble Row—eschews flash for a timeless, sophisticated look. The surprise element is in the development’s backstory: The six newly built residences, located in a tranquil lane just off historic Ostozhenka Street (the city’s Golden Mile), were inspired by American style icon Ralph Lauren.

Upper East Side, Moscow: The Noble Row Townhouses

DEPARTURES / April 21, 2017

A steadfast devotee of all things Ralph Lauren uses architecture to make his point in the Russian capital.

On a quiet city street, opposite a leafy neighborhood park, picture six grand row houses in warm-hued limestone, their arched entrances flanked by cast-iron lanterns. We might be in Paris, but there’s something just a little eclectic about the architecture, a restrained remix of European styles ranging from Italian Baroque to the English neoclassicism of the Georgian period. It recalls the work of New York architects such as Richard Morris Hunt and Charles McKim, who applied lessons learned at Paris’s famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts to a string of Upper East Side mansions, public buildings, and Belle Epoque townhouses from around 1880 to 1915.

Who in Moscow is building trophy housing for a billion

TATLER/ May, 2017

Meet: Konstantin Akimov, the creator of the most expensive apartments in Moscow. “Tutler” reviewed the townhouse for a billion on Ostozhenka and listened to the Upper East Side.

At the beginning of the year, RBC published a rating of the most expensive residential real estate in Moscow. The first place was occupied by a five-hundred-meter townhouse in the Noble Row complex in Khilkov Pereulok at the cost of one billion two hundred million rubles or something. The owner was the full namesake of the head of the Sibur holding, one hundred and ninety-third Russian forbes, Dmitry Konov. The second place was taken by their neighbor on Noble Row with the name and surname of the wife of the former governor of Primorye Sergey Darkin Larissa Belobrovoy.

Interior from the cover: American-style residence in Moscow

Architecture Digest/ April 21, 2017

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A steadfast devotee of all things Ralph Lauren uses architecture to make his point in the Russian capital.

On a quiet city street, opposite a leafy neighborhood park, picture six grand row houses in warm-hued limestone, their arched entrances flanked by cast-iron lanterns. We might be in Paris, but there’s something just a little eclectic about the architecture, a restrained remix of European styles ranging from Italian Baroque to the English neoclassicism of the Georgian period. It recalls the work of New York architects such as Richard Morris Hunt and Charles McKim, who applied lessons learned at Paris’s famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts to a string of Upper East Side mansions, public buildings, and Belle Epoque townhouses from around 1880 to 1915.

Made in Russia. Couture development

RBC TV / March 6, 2018

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Return to the Motherland

RBC Press Center / February 27, 2018

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Over the past 20 years, many of our compatriots have changed their country of residence and successfully settled abroad. For various different reasons, of course. Sometimes for pretty sound reasons. Until recently, life in bustling New York City, prim London or romantic Paris was considered much more comfortable than in Moscow.