Text description provided by the architects. Villa Rastorguyevo is located in a quiet township not far from Moscow. Clients, a couple with a schoolgirl daughter and an adult son decided to build themselves a private house looking for a different way of living, yet keeping their apartment in the city.
A plot on which the house stands is flat, it has 12400 sq meters. There are different sorts of trees growing on the plot – some birch, pines and one maple – all of them were kept.
The house is composed of three square volumes, two of which, covered with pent roofs, are living quarters, while the third one with a flat roof is a garage. Volumes are shifted against one another to form three semi-closed courtyards, each with its own function. The first courtyard, placed in the center, forms a deep niche leading to the main entrance.
The second one is a low terrace occupying the inner corner between two living blocks. It's the main outdoor space of the house with perfect connection to the living/dining area as well as the study. There's an old pine tree growing through a circular hole in the terrace larch decking. The third courtyard is a kitchen garden with some herbs and vegetables raised by clients to enjoy country-style life.