Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ivy Covered House In Kitsilano

THIS VINE COVERED HOUSE in the Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver, BC, caught my attention. It seems the ivy has been creeping over the outer walls for decades, burrowing into nooks and crannies of the wooden façade.

It has wrapped its way around windows and a mysterious doorway that perhaps has not seen full sunlight in years. This captivating home that has allowed nature to have its way seems close to transforming into a tree.

Would I find the key to some enchanted forest, if I were to enter its shaded archway and knock on the door?

This hidden ivy covered house inspires me to imagine.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms


  1. Does Sleeping Beauty live there. :)

  2. It's gorgeous, and mysterious, and inviting, all at once. The strings of flags seem to detract from it, however, but I guess they mean something to the occupant.
    I've always been intrigued by ivy-covered houses, although I've read that the ivy can damage the outside walls of the house.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. I love the ivy covered house. It does look enchanted to me.

  4. I love houses with a green touch and this one has a big touch. The prayer flags cheer it up nicely as well

  5. That's it! Your "enchanted forest" idea really clicked in for me. I hadn't articulated the reasons why ivy-covered buildings hold such an attraction, but it's that sense of potential magic that I think tops the list. Thanks, Penelope.


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