Fake English mansions in Russia

To live in a classic-looking English mansion not far from Moscow is a dream nurtured by the hard work of realtors in the capital. People often come to us with a desire to give their architectural project the image of a good old house. What exactly gives away the new architecture, despite the desire to style it like an old mansion?

A mansion near Moscow.

Overly contrasting color of the decorative elements. Instead of volumetric shaping accepted in architecture the facade changes into a flat painting.

English Mansion

Soft contrast of all parts of the building. Decorative elements are the same tone as the walls.
The basement belt is clearly marked out and exaggerated. The basement belt is often not highlighted in any way, even if there is a high basement.
White plastic windows. Livid bleachers in decors, an unpleasant chromatic contrast. The calm warm whiteness of the window frames. Paintings in the tone of the facade or other colors.
Windows without partitions make large rectangular gaps in the facade of the building. Partitions in the windows. Double frames are often used to add depth.
Bright and contrasting roof colors to the facade. Selecting the color of the roof is done in isolation from everything else. Deaf colors of roofs damp from time, gray-red with freckles tones of unpainted shingles.
New-looking. Overly sharp and perfectly perpendicular corners of steps, walls, soffits. A pretentious whiteness. Noble dilapidation, skewed, darkened. Worn corners give the building softness and plasticity.
Complex facades and contour of the house in plan with a relatively small volume of construction. Simple in plan form of the house in the classic English mansion.
Polished granite and marble entrances in the "country" houses. Entrances are devoid of pathos and yet beautiful. Ceramic tiles, pebbles, concrete, gray stones.