Restructuring and the loss of
In 1941, two walls were dismantled on the ground floor: one separating the two working children's room (by the time children - Victor and Ludmila Melnikova was already an adult), one shared toilet and a working chamber AG Melnikov.
During the Great Patriotic War were lost in the built-in beds in the bedroom floor, as well as the original walls and ceiling. During the bombing in the nearby Theater of Vakhtangov got a bomb and blast in a house Melnikova vybilo all glass, so the original glazing is also not preserved.
With the restoration of the building in 1976, the facades of the houses were painted a light gray paint that concealed the natural white color of quicklime, which they were originally covered. At the same time he was re-erected a wooden fence with a gate, with some derogations from the original. At the bottom of the brick built shed to replace the burnt wood.
The technical condition of the home-workshop of experts assessed as unsatisfactory and is characterized by the presence of cracks in walls, partitions and floors the building. At the station, adjacent to the building, marked by numerous ground subsidence.
Unprofessional repairs and restoration work in the late 1990's resulted in abundant occurrence of cracks and development of fungi, the repair works had been damaged by a unique membrane floor slab. Despite requests from residents of the home and writing in various instances, the errors and deficiencies were not corrected restorers and work have been taken by the Office for Protection of Monuments of Moscow with the assessment of "excellent".
Around the monument of architecture continues to be heavy construction, with the result that the level of the neighboring lane and yards became higher than the level of the site where the Melnikov House not organized by the withdrawal of water from the site, why undermine building foundations and sediment melting waters.
The technical condition of the external walls is characterized by the presence of vertical cracks, dumped bottom of the walls. Structures of the window-screen cylinder southern upset separate glass burst. Intercommunication wooden floors in the form of plates, membranes are also in poor condition: there is a deflection handle up to 10 inches, which exceeds the allowable size of building codes, the ceiling plaster damaged by numerous cracks, there are traces of leaks, but at some sites was complete collapse of the plaster. Stairs to ground part of the house unsteady, their structure has deteriorated, partly damaged by decay.
17 April 2006 the international conference "Heritage at Risk - Saving the architecture of XX century and World Heritage", adopted a resolution requesting the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and the Committee on Cultural Heritage in Moscow to acknowledge that outstanding legacy of Konstantin Melnikov was in danger, to develop maintaining homes Melnikov and his collection in the framework of existing international standards for the restoration work and to ensure that the Melnikov House and its collections to the list of monuments of federal significance. In the same year the house-studio KS Melnikov was included in the "World monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites" - List of monuments of world culture, are threatened with extinction.