Fit for the ‘Russian James Bond’? Zaha Hadid’s US$140 million ‘Spaceship House’ features an elevated master bedroom nestled among the trees and an underground nightclub

Real estate developer, billionaire and Aman owner Vladislav Doronin met architecture legend Zaha Hadid through work, he wanted a new home, she sketched a design on a napkin – and the rest is history

Vladislav Doronin’s private residence, designed by Zaha Hadid. (Photo: D. Fiser/Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects.)
Vladislav Doronin’s private residence, designed by Zaha Hadid

In the middle of a forest outside Moscow sits a home that looks unlike any other. Nicknamed “The Spaceship House”, the futuristic-looking structure, the Capital Hill Residence, is the only private home designed by legendary, award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. It was commissioned by Russian-born billionaire Vladislav Doronin, chairman of real-estate development firm OKO Group and owner of luxury hotel brand Aman.

Doronin‘s 36,000-square-foot (3,344-square-metre) home, which he calls the Capital Hill Residence, sits in the Barvikha Forest and features a master bedroom perched atop a narrow tower more than 30 metres (100 feet) in the air. The lower part of the home, which is partially underground, includes a 20-metre (65-foot) swimming pool a spa, and a nightclub, Doronin told the Financial Times in 2018. A spokesperson for Doronin confirmed that the residence cost around US$140 million to build.

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