RBC Real Estate: OPUS — homes on the Paveletskaya district riverfront

RBC Real Estate journalists have studied the advantages of living in OPUS, a club residence by the river:

“Living at a riverfront provides the opportunity to witness the serene movement of ships each day, enjoy the shimmering sunlight on the water, and marvel at the evening city lights reflecting off the river. However, projects offering such unique conditions are rare, and the demand often surpasses the supply.

The Derbenevskaya Embankment is now a promising urban location, with easy access to Zamoskvorechye, the “golden” island Balchug, and onward to the Kremlin.

This is the area where the OPUS clubhouse will be constructed. The project, previously featured by RBC’s editorial staff, has achieved recognition by winning the “Premiere of the Year” category at the Urban Awards. OPUS will comprise a club residence and a separate A+ class office complex. The construction is scheduled for completion in Q4 2025.

The Garden Ring is a mere five-minute walk from the embankment, located 1.5 kilometers away. The Third Transport Ring is 4 kilometers from the complex, accessible via the embankment or Podolskoye Highway. The public transport system in the area is also well developed, with a 10-15 minute walk to the “Paveletskaya” metro station, which is in close proximity to the Paveletsky railway station and the Aeroexpress to Domodedovo airport.

Club residences are a popular trend both in the West and in Russia. The minimal number of neighbors and their homogeneous social status are undeniable advantages of this format. For example, at OPUS, some floors feature only two flats, perfect for those who value privacy.

The project’s creators sought to maximize the advantages of its location. Most homes offer stunning views of the Moskva River, and the building’s front façade is designed in the form of a wave.

In addition to the standard lounge and lobby areas, OPUS designer Natalia Belonogova, renowned for designing the interiors of several fashionable fine dining restaurants in the capital (“Gorynych,” “Gvidon,” “Maya”), has crafted a unique private space spanning 700 m² exclusively for residents. This exceptional area will include a fitness center, a yoga room, a sauna, a relaxation area with sunbeds overlooking the courtyard, a massage room, and a golf simulator room. There will also be a lounge, designed as a space for relaxation and socializing.

The aesthetics of the space incorporate elements of the culture of the Russian North, achieved through the use of handcrafted natural materials such as fur, leather, stone, and wood. The dark tones of the lounge area walls and the fireplace, along with panoramic glazing providing a view of the landscaped private courtyard, contribute to the intimate ambiance.

The luxurious essence of the North, extending into the capital, is evident in the expansive and opulent amenity spaces, with lobbies ranging from 90 to 160 m², and pram rooms spanning from 37 to 54 m².

The project boasts a sophisticated infrastructure for cars, with a parking coefficient of approximately 1.6, a remarkable feature even for the premium segment.

A well-developed proprietary infrastructure is an essential element of successful projects, particularly within the premium segment. PIONEER is distinguished by its meticulous attention to public spaces and service offerings. In the case of OPUS, a spacious shopping gallery along 1st Derbenevsky Lane caters to the future residents, housing boutiques, beauty salons, and cafes.

The courtyard area is divided into two sections. The first is enclosed by a two-story shopping gallery, shielding it from the city’s hustle and bustle, providing a tranquil retreat. Additionally, a children’s playground is located here. On the waterfront side, there are scenic walking paths.

Geoplasty is a significant element contributing to the overall aesthetics of the project. The hilly relief of the surrounding area, created artificially, harmonizes with the location and the architecture of the entire residential complex.

OPUS is a 10-storey building with 188 units, each featuring large panoramic windows, serving as the signature feature and primary adornment of every residence in the new house on Derbenevskaya Embankment. Living rooms face these expansive windows, while bedroom windows provide views of the courtyard.

Within OPUS, one can find small units starting from 55 m², a rarity in the deluxe class. The most spacious units span up to 230 m². The flats will be delivered unfinished, providing future residents with ample opportunity to realize their own design preferences.

The sense of coziness is harmoniously blended with conceptual design. Each layout is meticulously planned, offering elegant kitchen-living rooms, distinctive one-room solutions featuring master bedrooms with attached bathrooms and dressing rooms, as well as four-room apartments designed for large families, complete with private bedrooms and a study.

The club residence comprises six sections, with residential floors featuring two to seven flats. The top floor is reserved for penthouses, which can be equipped with wood-burning fireplaces.

The apartment layouts were developed with a deep understanding of the lifestyle of individuals accustomed to maximum comfort. They feature master bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets, bathrooms up to 17 m², convenient kitchen nooks, and living rooms with panoramic windows spanning up to 47 m². In many apartments, balconies are not only attached to living rooms but also to bathrooms. The ceilings are 3.3 m high, while in penthouses they reach an impressive 7.2 m.

Traditionally, the cost of water-view apartments in Moscow is a quarter higher than those inside the city blocks, owing to both the proximity to water and the high demand for such apartments. Nonetheless, the pricing strategy for the premium project OPUS is intriguing, with the cost per square meter starting from 780,000 rubles, offering highly competitive pricing considering that a square meter in this segment typically sells for 1.5-2 million rubles at present.

The minimum cost of an apartment in OPUS is 43 million rubles, providing a unit with an area of 55 m² featuring a spacious living room and bedroom. The most expensive offering currently available for sale is a four-bedroom apartment with an area of 216 m², priced at 206 million rubles. Additionally, the developer offers interest-free financing for 12 months. For more detailed insights about OPUS, one of the few deluxe projects by the water developed by property developer PIONEER on the Derbenevskaya embankment, further details are available in the accompanying article: https://realty.rbc.ru/news/65ef13c89a7947c373d5a307?from=copy