V.V. Khrapov House

V.V. Khrapov House (late 18th century)
From the village Bor, Kosmarevsky Rural Area, Nyuksenitsa District.
Specialists of the Spetcproectrestavratsia Institute (Moscow) identified the building in 1979 in the course of a field survey of the Totma District. It was transferred to the museum premises in 2005.
V.V. Khrapov House is a house - cattle yard complex in one row with a five-wall residential section (izba summer izba) and a gornitsa in the seni, i.e., “on the bridge.” The household yard with the barn on the ground floor and a hayloft at the level of the residential part is behind the residential section and the corridor.
The laconic main façade of the house decorated with high modest window apertures and box-type jambs is accented by the rich decoration of the attic balcony running along the entire base line of the fronton and complemented with carved façade boards (“prichelinas”). A small runoff roof with an apron consisting of a row of chiseled balusters was constructed between the bottom line of the window apertures and the top line of the storeroom entrance.  This is quite a unique design for decoration of farm houses. 
Dimensions: 9.4 x 20.8m.
Project author: Architect V.A. Muravleva.
The restoration project included rebuilding of the missing elements of the base of the house log structure; full restoration of the low-rise porch at the side façade, and restoration of the missing interior elements.