Nick Papastergiou

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Palm Canyon House

The Palm Canyon House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most unique properties. Not just because of its curved design, but because it was the …

Architecture

1950s cargo ship transforms into bright modern home

The formerly rusting hull now holds a sweet floating abode<p>While most boat-to-house conversions keep the linear shotgun-style layout of rooms onboard, this stunning renovation in Amsterdam completely reimagined the interior of a 1957 cargo ship. The result is a spacious and open modern home with all …

What makes a great salesperson

I’ve got to know him over the years as he has gone from life in insurance to founding The Comedy Store and introducing comedians like Alexei Sayle …

10 homes that make impressive use of their basements

Secret spaces beneath trapdoors, underground pools and subterranean yoga rooms feature in our latest Pinterest roundup, which focuses on homes with …

Brazil

Gruelling life of tank crews battling to win Second World War brought to life in powerful colour photographs

The gruelling life of tank crews taking part in the final stages of the Second World War have been brought to life by a set of carefully remastered …

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

WATCH: Take a peek inside Ireland’s very first 'cat lounge'

The cat lounge, inspired by the famous cat cafes in Japan, is a space where customers can book 90-minute sessions to play with the kittens and "get …

WWII: Gen. Patton in Battle of the Bulge

(Photo: )<p>War, real war, is a horrific, brutish and destructive endeavor that rarely produces a genuine victor. It always inflicts egregious …

The 100 Most Important Buildings of the 20th Century

Pritzker Prize–winning architect Thom Mayne made it his mission to compile the definitive list with input from Zaha Hadid, Richard Meier, and others<p>Can you name the most important buildings of the 20th century? Thom Mayne has been asking a lot of people that question. Mayne, the Los Angeles–based, …

Modern guesthouse tower adds space, views to lakeside cabin

Check out its silver-stained massaranduba facade<p>The master retreat-makers at Andersson Wise Architects are at it again. After building such dream getaways as this modern Montana cabin and the lake home with cordwood walls, the Austin-based firm has added an exquisite sleeping tower to the site of a …

21 Weird Things Cats Do That Only Cat Owners Understand

Every cat has a "jogging" hour and a "knocking off" hour.

Georgia's Soviet Architectural Heritage Captured by Photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego

The Republic of Georgia’s past is defined by turbulence and a struggle for identity. A former republic of the USSR, Georgia is perhaps best known as …

Salem house carved from old shoe factory drops for $549,000

Brick-and-beam galore<p>The current owner—and now would-be seller—of the approximately 2,500-square-foot house at 55 Perkins Street in Salem bought the old shoe factory in 2003, and converted it into its current brick-and-beam splendor.<p>That splendor can be yours through Paul Santucci for …

Bailer Hill

Anchored to a rocky slope and looking out over expansive water views, this house is the expression of the clients' desire to connect to both the immediate landscape and the view beyond. Cascading organically down the hill, the house remains firmly rooted to the earth even as it rises high above the …

Architecture

‘Escher’ tiny house raises the bar for luxury small living

This is what sparing no expense looks like<p>For a while now, the fanciest tiny house around has been New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, a 240-square-foot stunner that packs in a whole lot of function and design in an oh-so-Instagrammable way. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the answer …

Tiny House Movement

Back Country House / LTD Architectural Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on a secluded bush-clad site this house plays on the uniquely NZ typology of the back country …

The Spy Who Helped Free France From the Nazis

Secretly in charge of one of North Africa’s largest spy rings, Słowikowski was buddies with Josephine Baker and prominent businessmen. The Nazis …

World History

You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)

Companies cannot exist without sales and it's everyone's job to attract customers.<p>I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a …

InterAct

Minimalist Timber Loft House gives you a birds-eye view of the Swedish landscape

This minimalist timber Loft House (Lofthuset) is a serene getaway that offers a birds-eye view of northern Sweden’s mountainous landscapes. Architect …

Dilapidated WWI soldier barracks in Essex converted into stunning eco home

Instead of demolishing an old, dilapidated Nissen Hut that had sat on their farmland in Essex for nearly a century, one ambitious couple decided to …

This Entire Scottish Country Manor Estate Is an Absolute Steal

The picturesque piece of land can be yours for roughly $256,000.<p>Located just off the southern shore of the Firth of Tay in Fife, Scotland, the six-bedroom Chesterhill House provides a wonderful opportunity to transform the property into a magnificent country family home.<p>Though the listed house is …

Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty

An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features …

This new home rental site is like Airbnb for lovers of good design and architecture

If you love architecture and enjoy staying in amazing places, a new website founded by two architects might become your go-to for holiday rentals. PlansMatter has a selection of homes available to rent, but the criteria is simple – they have to be extraordinary.<p>Connie Lindor and Scott Muellner are …

Bookworm buyers: These are the most amazing home libraries on the market

Downing Street

See inside this incredible treehouse built from pieces of an old ship

With five-story water views and accents from a salvaged ship, this home has served as inspiration for an acclaimed architect.<p>Oscar-winner-turned-environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio plans to open his new eco-friendly resort on an island in Belize next year, but some of the planning was done on a …

WWII: 4 Out of Every 5 German Soldiers Killed Died on Eastern Front

We’ve all seen “Saving Private Ryan” and “Band of Brothers,” but here’s a list of facts from World War 2 that you probably didn’t know:<p>1. The first …

Basketball

Circular brutalist home in Belgium can be yours for $767K

Concrete and circular: What more could you want?<p>A unique circular brutalist home has come on the market in Herentals in Antwerp, Belgium, and it packs as much force as a roundhouse kick.<p>According to WowHaus, the concrete home was designed in the 1970s by Jackie Cuylen. It is formed by circles, a …

These wooden blocks can be stacked up to create cabins, treehouses, and wilderness shelters

Most cabins lie flat upon the earth – but Ofis Arhitekti just unveiled a wooden retreat that’s stacked up into the sky. The architects worked with …

What was the Warsaw Uprising?

On the afternoon of August 1, Varsovians stop to remember the city's 1944 uprising against its Nazi occupiers. The failed insurrection was either …

Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in …