When looking for inspiration on how to bring old-world opulence into the present, Moscow-based real estate developer Konstantin Akimov of A Project Development (APD) tapped two American sources: Ralph Lauren Home and the New York–based design firm Foley & Cox. The result is a stunning collection of six beaux-arts-style mansions called Noble Row, located in Moscow’s Golden Mile across the river from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. “The elegantly proportioned mansions are reminiscent of the great architectural traditions of the beaux arts yet offer all modern-day luxuries,” Akimov says.
“We infused interior furnishings of the spaces with a different lifestyle in mind for each home,” says interior designer Michael Cox. While one space seems traditional English—think mahogany furnishings and tartan plaids—another channels Ralph Lauren’s interpretation of the Art Deco era, with bold black and gold tones. Each includes hand carved mantles and kitchens with custom cabinetry by Christopher Peacock. “Fully furnished” reaches the next level here: “In the dining rooms, for example, the tables are fully set with crystal, flatware, and all of the accessories,” Cox says. “You feel when you walk into these homes that you could arrive with your toothbrush and throw a dinner party that night.” ($25 million)