I've always dreamed of having a house with a balcony covered in ivy. When I was little one of my household duties was to cut the ivy in our side garden down off the side of the house as it crept up from the garden below. (I know...slave labor.) My mother said that if we let the ivy take over it would begin eating away at the brick walls, bummer. I always wondered what would happen if I just let that ivy grow wild like these houses below!