A friend showed me into this building. That’s right, you can see not only its beautiful facade, but you also go inside and see all the stairs, stained glass windows, the passage, or the backyard, where the passage is even more pretty!
This building looked like a palace a hundred years ago. It was built as a renting house for Julian Buck, an engineer. In 2001 this building was added to the list of places that have historical value.
How you can see it all if you are not a tenant?
First, go to the arc to the left of the building, then go through it and take a right. You’ll see the backyard (that famous St.Pete “well-yard”).
Second, go back and wait till someone’s going out of one of the street entrances. There are several shops inside so people come and go a lot. If you take the right entrance, you’ll get to see the passage on the third floor. If you take the left one, you’ll see stairs and stained glass windows. Take pictures!
— see the full-size pictures of the insides in The Village article
— there is an active VK fan page managed by the tenants
— you can also stay in this building! There is a small hotel inside