Tag: France

  • We Can Build Toward an Energy-Efficient Future, If We Want To

    Building Up to the Challenge of an Energy-Efficient Future

    We already have the know-how to drastically reduce the energy used to heat and cool our homes, and it's being applied all over the world. Continue Reading

  • French Chateau Lists for $32 Million After Resort Plans Fall Through (House of the Day)

    House of the Day: Resort-Style French Chateau

    Happy Monday, all! Not sure about you guys, but the past week's been pretty rough, and we sort of wish we were in the European countryside somewhere. Sipping, perhaps, on a glass of pinot noir and basking in the golden French soleil -- maybe in the sprawling, 300-acre backyard of this stunning French chateau... Continue Reading

  • Inside Look: Paris in New York (VIDEO)

    Inside Look: Paris in New York (VIDEO)

    What's not to love about the French? They've bestowed upon the world Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, Louis Vuitton, croissants -- oh, and this: an almost overwhelmingly Gallic apartment that'll make you feel like you're on a Paris idyll (when you're really surrounded by the noisy, bustling streets of... Continue Reading

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Minaret?

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Minaret?

    In this country NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) disputes rage over offenses such as shrubs, too high fences, wind turbines and over-the-top square footage. But in Europe, where everything is always more serious, it's Islam -- or the many symbols of that religion, like mosques and minarets, which has the locals... Continue Reading

  • Designer Markup on YSL's Paris Apartment?

    Designer Markup on YSL's Paris Apartment?

    Legendary fashion designer Yves St. Laurent's duplex apartment at 55 Rue de Babylone on Paris' fashionable Left Bank hit the market this past week for $34.6 million. This listing price reflects what appears to be a substantial markup from the $18 million valuation that was cited for the same property this past... Continue Reading

  • The World's Fugliest Buildings

    The World's Fugliest Buildings

    Ugly is a relative term. And when you're talking architecture, some critics might bash a building because it's out of scale or context with it's location or it's time in history. A big no-no. But sometimes it's simply not attractive; a bad idea or a Frankenstein-like mix of too many styles. Travel & Leisure... Continue Reading