The Muruzi House was built in the Moorish style. The facades were elaborately decorated with corner towers, bay windows, balconies, terracotta columns and arabesques. However, the House is best known for its multiple connections to Russian literature.
Famous writers Dmitry Merezhkovskiy and Zinaida Gippius lived there for nearly 25 years and had many illustrious Russian silver age poets and philosophers among their guests.
A bit later, one large room, or “room-and-a-half” of a communal apartment on the 3rd floor was the family home of the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.