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Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern houses with a touch of ivy.
Backyard picnic table in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The family takes full advantage of their sylvan yard, Sarah Baird and her children Bo and Sky read a book out on the picnic table. Photo by Roy Zipstein.

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Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green. Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard. Photo by Brent Humphreys.

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Outdoor area with white bench

Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. The patio outside Wenes's house and gallery. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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Four custom-built sliding doors divide indoor and outdoor spaces.

For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São Paulo was to simply rise above. Four custom-built sliding doors divide indoor and outdoor spaces. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

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São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas, a lush garden, and a retreat from Brazil's largest city. The windows themselves come from Lumisystem. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Byron Mouton and girlfriend, Julie Charvat watch the world go by, New Orleans style.

In the hot and humid South, time seems to stand still and the architecture is often no different. But in New Orleans, Bild Design, headed by local boy Byron Mouton, is hoping to change that. Byron Mouton and girlfriend, Julie Charvat watch the world go by, New Orleans style. Photo by Amy Eckert.

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vancouver glass exterior

Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes. From the outside, an unassuming 1942 cottage overlooking Vancouver’s harbor is an unexpected place to find Omer Arbel, a designer known for his experimental, amorphous creations for the Canadian furniture and design company Bocci. But inside the 2,600-square-foot home he shares with his girlfriend, musician Aileen Bryant, and a collection of exotic pets, Arbel’s rich imagination and exuberant love of objects are on display. Here, he takes us on a personal tour. Photo by José Mandojana.

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Backyard picnic table in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The family takes full advantage of their sylvan yard, Sarah Baird and her children Bo and Sky read a book out on the picnic table. Photo by Roy Zipstein.

Photo by Roy Zipstein.

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