Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Floor Plans of the Lower Dacha in Peterhof

Nicholas II’s Lower Dacha in Peterhof has been shrouded in mystery for decades. There have been brief references yet confusion arose over its different names; Private Dacha, Nicholas’ Dacha, Nicholas’ Palace, Lower Palace, Lower Dacha.

In the 1920s-30s, a rare small guidebook was published in English describing the main rooms for tourists visiting Petrodvorets.  Old photos have been released in the last years but the floor plans remained elusive.

Last year I discovered Peterhof Museum’s proposal for the reconstruction and rebuilding of the Lower Dacha. Scrolling down the pdf, I had a moment of disbelief seeing the floor plans!

Large copies of plans and floor plans (below)

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