Famous building

Cottage Wurgaft (Blue Cottage)

Address

Krestovka River emb., 2

Category

Famous buildings

Daily

Years of foundation

1913–1914

Architects

M.M. Siniaver

Style

Neoclassicism

The cottage of the wife of the state adviser Wurgaft on the banks of the Krestovka River was built according to the project of architect M.M. Sinever in the years 1913-1914.

The two-story building, completed with a dome, is located on a high tiled terrace, the main facade is decorated with a four-column portico with a triangular pediment and traditional stucco molding on a blue background. In the summer of 1916, the interior of the mansion was painted by the artist P. Maksimovich. On the pylons of the central oval hall, he depicted dancing female figures: Evening, Morning, Day and Night.

In the pre-revolutionary years, the cottage was rented by the banker Dmitry Rubinstein. He arranged New Year events for Kamennoostrovsky children, dancing evenings with gifts and refreshments.

In 1918, the cottage was nationalized and transferred to a children's colony, then it housed one of the first holiday homes for workers. Since the beginning of the 1930s, the residence of the Executive Committee of the City Executive Committee has been here. Today, the Blue Cottage is one of the government residences.