A new restaurant has appeared in Khabarovsk with the atmosphere of a manor house, a real wood-burning stove and artifacts found during the restoration of the building.
The Megre Interiors team has designed a new restaurant in the center of Khabarovsk. It is located in the historic wooden building of merchants Tabolov and Bitarov, built in 1911. In the XX century, the Grand Hotel and the elite restaurant “London” were located there.
For more than a hundred years, the building has undergone many changes: since the late 1930s, the first floors have been occupied by various organizations, and the upper ones have been converted into housing. In 2005, the house was bought by the restorer of wooden architecture monuments Valery Khidirov and literally saved it from demolition.
After many years of restoration, life and the ringing of plates have returned here again: the designers of Megre Interiors have designed a restaurant in which the atmosphere of fun and noise of the manor house, openness and comfort of the family nest reigns. Therefore, the institution received the name “House” not by chance.
The team managed to subtly reveal the uniqueness of the historical place without going into ethnicity and without using cliches, and at the same time reflect the local culture in the interior. “The color scheme and palette of the restaurant’s materials are inspired by local nature — taiga herbs, the great Amur River, snow—white snows and summer fields,” the architects say. – Especially for the project, we have developed transparent epoxy tables with dried herbs and flowers inside. The walls were covered with plaster of light shades, and the windows were framed with lace prints””
The authenticity of the place was emphasized by several artifacts found in the building during the restoration process. For example, bricks with the royal stamp and antique vases have become part of the interior, and a picture of a horse painted by a boy more than a hundred years ago now adorns the entrance area.
The central element of the restaurant was an open kitchen with a real wood-burning Russian stove, decorated according to the type of a mud hut. The walls in such buildings were manually coated with clay, hence such smooth streamlined shapes. There are halls around the kitchen — the main one is crowned with a cloud of flower lamps, greenery is the decoration in the greenhouse area, and in the VIP hall, separated by sliding partitions, the chandelier is woven from jute threads. In addition, the space is complemented by a rack with ceramic plates, which the artists painted specifically for this project, inspired by the nature of the Khabarovsk Territory.