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Benitsa Estate

Built: Existed in 2nd half XVIIIc - XIXc. Estate house built in 1779-1781 according to a project of Italian architect K. Scampani.
Style: Some features of Classycism combined with Belarusian traditional village house style.
History: This Estate House in the village of Benitsa, Maladychyn region, belonged to the families of Kocel, Abramovich, Shvykouski.
Plan: The single story building had an H-plan. It stood on a high foundation facing a lake and a park. The middle part was planned as anfilade - Ballroom, Reception room, Diner room, etc. - lined up. The interior of these rooms was richly decorated - ornamental hardwood floor, cornices, modelling. The side wings were desiggnated as bedroom and living rooms. These were less decorated.

References used in this file:

"Arhitektura Belarusi. Encyklapedychny davednik" ed.: A.A. Voinau and others, Minsk, Publishing house "Belaruskaia Encyklapedyia" named after Piatrus' Brouka, 1993. ISBN 5-85700-078-5.

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