House Basin is an example of disregard for the classical style prevailed then.
This apartment house was built in 1878 by architect. The five-storey building with two facades and carved cockerels immediately catches the eye. The author of this project tried to mix the European experience with the Russian identity, stuck to the house designs based on wood carving and embroidery. Just then, the future Emperor Alexander III of, who lived in the Anichkov Palace and saw the construction of this work of art, he decided to follow national traditions, grew a beard and dressed in army trousers with boots. Now renovated house Basin lived famous actors and other creative people.