It’s a revenue house – type of residence which become a precursor of what is now known as an apartment house. On the ground floor there is a restaurant and shops, the next two floors are occupied by apartments. Your apartment is on the top floor where you can get only by stairs because elevators are too old. This is the biggest flat in the building which once belonged to the owner of the house.
The flat has two entrances what is pretty typical for owner’s flat. Every entrance lead to the living room which are connected by a large dining room. Two bedrooms are quite small in size, attached to the living rooms and have separated toilet and bathroom. Also in the apartment there is an office, kitchen, unfurnished bedroom and technical room.
In the 20th century, when the new government came, revenue houses became communal apartments. Large rooms of apartments were divided into smaller ones and many families could live in one flat. But this apartment was lucky. Now you own this large apartment with old furniture and paintings that miraculously were not sold or destroyed. Many people lived here. They left behind a lot of typical furniture of later times and neglected a little the rooms. But even in torn wallpaper and old closets you can still feel the spirit of the past.
Only the top floor is fully furnished. Other 3 floors are empty.