M.V. Aseyev’s house (Museum Complex “The Aseyevs’ Estate” now) was designed by Moscow architect Lev Kekushev in 1905. Built in Art Nouveau style with its original facades and exclusive decorative touches the house strikes by its unique beauty and refined details.
Aseyev’s mansion is one of Kekushev’s richest in diverse décor works. The architect managed to create an inimitable ensemble of interiors with unique elements designed on his own drafts: fine moulding, paintings, original panels, lighting fixtures, built-in furniture, wooden decorations etc. On the ground floor one can see a main hall, cloakroom, fire-place room, ante-room, reception room, M.V. Aseyev’s study, small sitting-room, billiard room, main dining room, White Hall – the largest and grandest room of the ground floor meant for the guest reception, musical evenings and festive events.
Impressive front stairs made of white marble leads onto the first floor. The main room of the first floor is the Hall of Columns framed by the columns on its perimeter. The glass dome in the center of the hall fills the room with light and solemnity.
Both permanent and temporary exhibitions are offered in the museum. “Aseyevs family” is one of the permanent exhibitions telling about M.V. Aseyev’s student years in Tambov Minesterial Gymnasium for men as well as in medical school of Moscow university. The exhibition displays the photos of M.V. Aseyev himself and his close relatives – his wife and children. The exposition introduces some members of the 3rd and 4th generations of the Aseyevs who left Russia after the revolution in 1917 for the cities of old Europe and New World.
Aseyevs family traditions are honored in the estate. The balls with guests in fancy dresses dancing waltz and mazurka are not rare here. Dramatized tours around the estate involving professional actors from Tambov state drama theatre are especially popular among visitors.
On the territory of the estate there is a wonderful park with firs, maples, elms, lindens, birches but most importantly oaks. Just in front of the main entrance a visitor’s attention is riveted by the multiphase fountain with dynamic lighting. The marble copy of Venus de Medici statue overlooks the whole fountain area.
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