Small Apartment in Moscow by Tim Gabrielyan
Small Apartment in Moscow is a 54 square meter (581.25 square feet) apartment that reveals a mix of history and modern minimalism. Designed by Tim Gabrielyan, this intimate space once neighbored the residence of the esteemed writer, Lev Tolstoy.
With high ceilings scaled back for coziness, it features a spacious dressing room, master bath, and minimalist design elements. Highlighted by mood lighting and a strategically placed mirror, the apartment is a nod to both the past and contemporary design aesthetics.
About Small Apartment in Moscow
Historic Charm Meets Modern Minimalism
Nestled in the heart of Moscow, this 54 square meter (581.25 square feet) apartment boasts a rich history. Its regular rectangular design features three floor-to-ceiling windows and another overlooking the tranquil courtyard of a 19th-century residence. Remarkably, the iconic Russian writer Lev Tolstoy once called a section of this house his home.
Designed for the Modern Businessman
Crafted for a young businessman frequenting Moscow, he chose this personal space over impersonal hotel stays. As a result, it includes a spacious dressing room, an expansive master bathroom, a guest toilet, a cozy kitchen, and a living room crowned with a bar counter.
Elevated Spatial Dynamics
Originally, the rooms soared with a 3.4-meter (11.15 feet) ceiling height. However, for the compact spaces, it felt overpowering. Hence, the ceilings were gracefully adjusted to 3.15 meters (10.33 feet).
Minimalism: The Core Concept
Minimalism dominates the design vision. Fewer furniture pieces. Limited color variations. Additionally, a large mirror at the entrance amplifies the corridor’s size, bathing it in light. More than just a design choice, this mirror holds practical appeal—especially for the owner’s significant other.
Mood Lighting for Every Room
Every room, even the bathrooms, come alive with two distinct lighting schemes. The bedroom and living room boast a third. This combination of primary and decorative lighting effortlessly sets the apartment’s mood, adapting to the resident’s whims.
Photography courtesy of Tim Gabrielyan
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