Hi all. After the death of the Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Alexander II, the Farm Palace was left to her son, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch. Sergei and Ella rarely used the Farm Palace, however, after Serge was appointed Governor-General of Moscow in 1891, explaining why the palace was available to Nicholas and Alexandra, and why the Grand Duchesses were born there. After the death of Sergei in 1905, the palace became Ella's sole property, but I don't believe that she ever visited it again. I assume that the Farm Palace ownership, like the Sergeievsky Palace ownership, was transferred to Grand Duke Dimitry Pavlovitch when she became Abbess of the COnvent of Martha and Mary.