The guests of the Duke Apartments are lucky to stay in the historical part of Odessa, and our guests can start their acquiantance with the city immediately from the yard of a building located at 46 Pasteur Street.
This is the house where Kiryak Kostandi (1852-1921), a prominent Odessian painter and a representative of the Impressionism, lived together with his family from 1910 till 1916. Kostandi was a member of the famous Peredvizhniki, often called The Wanderers or The Itinerants in English, and also the Chairman of the Associatoin of South Russian Artists. For years he taught in Odessa School of Art (from 1885). Works by K. Kostandi are exposed in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Ukrainian Art in Kyiv, the Museum of Art of Odessa, and in many other collections. In the yard of the said building there is a monument to this talented painter.
The history of our building has not come without some comic episodes.
In 1915, for instance, at this address there was an editorial office of the Official Journal of Background Information about Brazil. The Odessians suppose that it was this Journal from which Ostap Bender knew about Rio de Janeiro, and it began to take shape of an obsessive dream in his mind.
Having preserved the historical facade, the Duke Apartments offers comfortable and modern apartments to its guests. Here you will find both cozy exquisite studios located on the upper floor and roomy duplex family apartments. An entirely equipped kitchen, bathroom supplies, cleanliness, comfort, and convenient location make this place one of the best for living and leisure.