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'Siberia's navigable rivers are more than long enough to encircle the globe'
W.Bruce Lincoln

Welcome to Millionaire's Row in Siberia, a far cry from the out-dated Western image of Eastern Russia as the land of Gulags and hardships.

By The Siberian Times reporter
08 July 2012

In the coming weeks and months we will highlight some of Siberia's best and most intriguing properties — not only the most expensive — for both sale and rent at a time when rising real estate values, and modern accessibility, mean buyers from outside the region and even abroad are showing interest.

The R250 million house is so far the most expensive offer on the real estate market in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia. Picture: Zhilfond real estate agency


This sumptuous property and expansive grounds, some 10km from the centre of Novosibirsk is currently on the market and can be yours for R250 million, which is around EUR6.5 million or $8.5 million.

This elegant yellow-painted mansion is in Zaeltsovsky Park, in an elite and protected community of privately owned homes at 'Obskie Zori', a name conjuring the image of sunrises over the mighty Ob River, which is nearby. 

It is in substantial landscaped grounds of 1,2 hectares, much of it being delightful English-style lawn with fir and birch trees, as well as bushes, and an artificial lake some 4 metres deep stocked with fish, and complete with a waterfall. 

finest real estate Siberia


finest real estate Siberia
View from the house ont the lakeside pavilion. Pictures: Zhilfond real estate agency


While close to the bustle of Siberia's largest and busiest city, this is a place to relax and unwind in peaceful and secure surroundings, close to nature. The grounds are a paradise for children. 

And for those balmy summer evenings, there is nowhere better than the lakeside pavilion, perhaps with a cocktail, or entertaining friends for a barbecue. 

The house is a substantial 785 square metres, with fittings and tiles of Italian marble used extensively in the property, log-burning fireplaces for those cold winter nights, and a columned verandah and balconies for warmer seasons. 

'The quality of work is of the highest level,' explained Igor Ponkratev, of Zhilfond Real Estate, an agency founded in 1997 and currently the largest in Novosibirsk.

'All this creates a unique atmosphere of cosiness in the house and emphasises the high status of the owners of this property. A billiard room, a hunting room and a wine cellar are located in the basement of the property which is connected to the garage by the underground passageway 60 metres long'.

finest real estate Siberia


finest real estate Siberia
Close ups of steam house (banya) and barbeque. Pictures: Zhilfond real estate agency 


The walled estate includes a garage of 300 square metres with space for all family vehicles, and comes with a living area on the second floor which could be used by staff.

An outstanding and attractive feature of the property is its traditional yet palatial Siberian banya or steam sauna in a separate 176 square metre 'cottage' constructed from local timber, the ultimate place for relaxation. 

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Comments (26)

Wow, What a gorgeous home. Wish they had photos of the inside.
Debra, Carles Town, WV. USA
31/07/2014 03:09
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Just Beautiful...would love to see the inside.
cayrite, walnut creek, ca.
30/07/2014 02:34
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Nice to read about life on the other side of the world. Its nearly as nice as my place, though somewhat colder I suspect.
Tony Wilde, Perth Western Australia
27/05/2014 18:49
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Very nice, but how many people live like that in SIBERIA
Barbara, England
15/04/2014 00:47
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The house and setting are beautiful. I especially love the woodwork on the banya and barbecue. I'll bet that someone could have some great parties there.
Jim, Atlanta
29/03/2014 19:19
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You will notice that the anti-Russian statements are made by American liberals .... who probably voted for their degenerate President. La Russia cresce, purtroppo l'America va in discesa.
Marco, Florence, Italy
23/02/2014 23:47
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Whyyyyyyyyyy?
Davs, NY/US
19/01/2014 09:33
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Swell looking home, looks like Danbury CT. Impressed with quality English language paper. Great to see the people of Siberia living well after the oppression of Communism!
gordon, New York
31/12/2013 06:49
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It is refreshing to see some of the Politburo's propaganda. Looks like it was built in 1984! J/K
Hemp, Boulder, CO
31/10/2013 00:02
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Maybe Putin will give it to Snowden for his services to Russia. Three or four
laptops with US secrets has gotta be worth something.
Hoss, US
28/07/2013 23:37
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Beautiful home in a beautiful land!
Doc, US
28/08/2012 09:44
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