With its architectural merit on the Fontanka embankment stands house number 41, known among the historians of the city as the House of Kochneva.
Only in the years of the siege of Leningrad was it possible to discover documents about the past of this building. It turned out that it was built in 1805-1808 for the merchant F. Ilyin by architect Luigi Ruska.
The facade of the house is designed in the traditional forms of classicism. Of considerable value are the decorative interiors of the second floor, preserved fragments of wall paintings and lobby design, artistic tiled cures of the hall, bas-relief frieze, parquets and other decorative elements, created by such major craftsmen as I. I. Terebenev (he is co-author sculptural decoration of the facade of the Admiralty) and painter Giovanni (aka - Ivan Karlovich) Scotty. This building is one of the best monuments of civil architecture in St. Petersburg at the beginning of the XIX century.
Today, Kochneva House, along with the State Variety Theater. Arkady Raikin, is the central stage platform "Petersburg-concert".