Evmentiev’s house in St. Petersburg

Evmentiev’s house, also Yakovlev’s house or “house with a rotunda” – a residential building in St. Petersburg, No. 57 on Gorokhovaya Street / No. 81 on the Fontanka Embankment.

An object of cultural heritage of Russia of federal significance. It became widely known due to the unusual design of the main entrance to the building along the Fontanka embankment in the form of a three-tiered inner rotunda, which is considered one of the most mystical places in St. Petersburg due to urban legends about Masonic rituals allegedly held in it.

The building was erected at the end of the 18th century for the owner of the site, the famous breeder Savva Yakovlevich Yakovlev. The original architect is unknown. Some sources indicate the architect E.I. Ferry de Pigny, who worked for Pavel Nikolaevich Yakovlev, Savva’s great-grandson, in 1856.

The building is an architectural monument of the Classicism era. In the middle of the 19th century, the house belonged to A.F. Evmentiev and entered the literature as “the house of Evmentiev.”

In Soviet times, Evmentyev’s house became a residential building, which it is still.

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