The palace was rebuilt by the architect Alexander Bryullov, a brother of the painter Karl Bryullov.
The last owner of the Grafskaya Slavyanka estate from the Skavronsky family, Yulia Samoilova, was the muse of the renowned Russian painter Karl Bryullov. The artist depicted her in several of his paintings.
Yulia Samoilova made her palace in Grafskaya Slavyanka that was rebuilt by the architect Alexander Bryullov, a brother of Karl Bryullov, a meeting point for the St. Petersburg nobility.
In her times, the estate could boast of greenhouses, a theatre, and a marble pool, and the luxurious interiors of the palace would astound visitors.
When Yulia Samoilova lived there, the place had an air of luxury about it and a flavour of Italy, the country she loved so much.