In the outskirts of the city, near the monastery of the Holy Trinitage in Zosimova Pustyn’, there is an art environment, locally known as the house of the magician
There isn’t much biographical information available about Panferova, except that he lived in Moscow and that he in 2009 moved to this house in Zosimova Pustyn’ which he already owned as a summer house.
Probably around that time he began embellishing the site in order to find -as has been reported- a special atmosphere, relaxation and happiness.
He just began with a couple of dolls and when he gradually expanded the site, at some moment it got fame and subsequently people from the area and tourists came bringing him dolls.
Except toy dolls the decorations also include other elements. So the facade of the living house, pictured above, has decorated window shutters and large color pictures.
Similar arrangements can be seen on above picture of a side wall of the living house.
The house of the magician is located along a country road that surrounds a walled convent, founded in 1826. The picture above provides a glimpse on a tower of that monastery,
* Article (april 28, 2016) on website Novaya Moskva (New Moscow),
* Entry on Live Journal (august 28, 2011), with pictures
* Entry on touristic website rus-trip
* Video by Alex NF (2’15”, Youtube, downloaded november 2010)
Дом волшебника (The house of the magician)
Zosimova Pustyn’, Naro-Fominsk, Russia