Richard’s Castle – Lion’s Heart – the poetic name of house No. 15 on Andreevsky Spusk – an architectural monument of the 19th century, built in the style English Gothic in 1905, commissioned by industrialist Dmitry Orlov. Named by the Soviet writer Viktor Nekrasov in honor of King Richard the Lionheart, the hero of Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe. The house in the form of an ancient castle is installed on the complex terrain of the former chronicle Mount Vozdyhalnitsa just below St. Andrew’s Church. The monumental facades are decorated with architectural elements of castle and fortress structures – various towers, spiers, and jagged wall caps. On the left side of the house rises a high tower with fortress features.
At different times, famous Ukrainian artists F. Krasitsky, I. Makushenko, F. Balavensky lived in the house. On the facade of the house there is a memorial plaque to the Ukrainian artist G. Dyadchenko (lived in the building from 1909 to 1921).
Several windows of the One Street Museum are dedicated to the history of the house and its inhabitants. The museum displays the personal belongings and artwork of the residents of the house, as well as photographs and plans of Richard’s Castle.
Where is Richard’s castle – Lionheart located?
Andreevsky Descent, 15