An old cottage located in the historic Russian town Tarusa was renovated into a spacious, modern country house. Architectural bureau PROJECT905 added several elements to the existing structure, making sure they retain structural independence from the main volume of the old building.
The renovation required the introduction of new foundations for the addition. A light wooden frame was added on top, which allowed carpenters and builders to complete the structure in a few months. A veranda, a porch and bay window transformed the house into a spacious residence and provided room for a dining area.
The architects also added a doorway and terrace on the south side, with direct access to the garden. In the main living space, the team added a cozy fireplace and lots of glazing, referencing the traditional architecture of the region. A round log replaces the asbestos pipe which previously supported the roof.
Photos by Sergey Krasyuk