The Embassy occupies a listed memorial building - Korobkova House - built in two stages in 1890s. The oldest, northern part of the building contains a two-story core, built in 1866 and rebuilt in ornate late eclecticism by Lev Kekushev (1890-1894). In the same decade the owners acquired an adjacent southern lot and hired Sergey Schutzmann to expand the building from Kekushev's 21×23 to 30×23 meters. The annex, completed in 1899, corresponds to the three southernmost windows on the main facade. Instead of expanding Kekushev's original artwork to the south annex, Schutzmann completely redesigned the facade, radically changing its appearance. Public sources frequently, and incorrectly, credit the building to Kekushev alone or present Kekushev's and Schutzmann's work as a joint collaboration.