Experts described the architectural and historical value of the buildings of the estate Grachevka, located on the territory of the district Khovrino. This is the main house, orangery, coach house and stables and the Northern service buildings. The architectural appearance of the estate was formed in the late XIX century.
Experts of the Department of cultural heritage approved the subject of protection: location and urban characteristics of buildings, their height, appearance of facades, including the location of Windows and doors, stairs, terraces, catwalks and balconies, the appearance of roofs and their construction as well as materials and coverings used in the construction of buildings. Particularly valuable is recognized as sculpture and stucco decoration, including lions mascarons, which are considered architectural autographs of Leo Kekushev.
the subject of protection came in and the interiors of the estate. In particular, the main house. The rooms and halls are decorated with stucco, columns and mirrors. The premises survived not only fireplaces with marble portals and mirrors, and bronze chandeliers and wall sconces. Also survived and furniture of the XIX–XX centuries: dressing table with ornamental frames and tabletops, consoles, cabinets. Now the restoration work will be subject to the approved of the subject of protection.
According to him, the particular impressive stucco facades of the house, as well as objects of monumental art: figures of seven of the caryatids on the corner terrace with balcony, four female figures on the lower terrace, as well as eight figures of recumbent lions on the parapets of the intermediate stair platforms.
Mitrofan Grachev did not live to see the completion of construction of the house and died in 1899. The construction was finished by his widow Varvara Nikolaevna. She was all business with his son Simon Grachev. When their estate was a popular vacation spot. In Grachevka there were writers Alexei Tolstoy and Vladimir Gilyarovsky, the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the poet Valery Bryusov and the artist Kirill Lemokh. Grachev’s family owned and ran everything before the revolution.
In 1979 the estate was taken under state protection. By this time the building of the estate (except the main house, partly rebuilt in the 1940-ies) were in poor condition. In 1970-1980-ies in the estate restoration works were done.
the Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments in Moscow — the most important direction in the work of the Department of cultural heritage. Many monuments find a new life, adapt them for modern use, while maintaining the historical appearance of the capital. Since 2011 the city has restored more than 1,400 objects of cultural heritage, of which 203 in 2019.