After finishing a client appointment this evening I passed 80 Irving place and had to stop for some pictures. Anchoring the corner of 19th Street and Irving Place, this 1920’s home (gorgeous in its own right) is completely covered in Boston Ivy.
With Ginko biloba street trees, Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) foundation plantings and Hedera Helix (English Ivy) topiaries on the second floor balcony, they seem to be doing everything right.
Perhaps it’s the enchanting location near Gramercy Park, or maybe the classic architecture of this magnificent Brownstone, but never has such a simple palette of plants looked so good. Though this building is not LEED certified, I would argue that it is equally as green.