The wooden palace in the village of Astashovo

The wooden palace near Kostroma was built by Martyan Sazonov at the end of the 19th century.

The original drawings of the wooden palace belonged to a well-known architect Ivan Ropet, the founder of the Russian Revival in architecture. According to the legend, he designed it as a hunting lodge for the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. However, Sazonov was so ingenious and persuasive that he convinced the architect to give him that project. Later, the wooden palace became Sazonov’s wedding gift for his young wife.

Today is a restoration of the wooden palace.