Solovev’s House (possibly the inspiration for Margarita’s house)

6 Maly Rzhevsky lane
Subway station «Arbatskaya»
One theory is that S. Solovev’s house, which was decorated with a row of symbols and mythical creatures, served as the inspiration for Margarita’s house. It’s possible that the description of Margarita’s house also absorbed features of I. Nekrasov’s house standing opposite.
As is the case with the Master’s house, the search for Margarita Nikolaevna’s house is a real puzzle, even for experienced researchers. At the moment, there are more than a dozen addresses for the famous Muscovite witch, some of which fit the territorial location, whereas others fit the external description. One of the most popular theories is that Margarita’s house was at 6 Maly Rzhevsky Lane in the famous house of Sergey Solovev. The house was built in 1920 in the Art Nouveau style and is now one of the most original in the capital. Solovev’s house is decorated with a multitude of images and symbols: owls and eagle owls, the four muses of the arts, Pallas Athena, the Chimera, a statue of a lion by the entrance and a bat on the post box. E. Bulgakova lived nearby in house 11.