11 Lush, Plant-Filled Dwellings That Pay Homage to Home Horticulture

Let us count the ways that keeping plants at home improves quality of life—from enhancing air quality to boosting calm and focus.

Whether you’ve given up on houseplants after past failures, are totally new to the green thumb game, or just want to get a refresher course on the hardiest plants out there, this list is for you.

These flora fanatics are turning their apartments, homes, and studios into lush indoor oases. Read on for a look at 11  unique dwellings that make plants the top priority.

1. This Wild Mumbai Apartment Has a Jungle Inside

Nitin Barchha and Disney Davis of the architecture firm The White Room are known for designing organic, curvaceous homes and private gardens. They were approached by a couple seeking to renovate their one-bedroom apartment in the charming suburb of Pali Hill, just outside the bustling city of Mumbai—and the result is a vibrant urban oasis.

Nitin Barchha and Disney Davis of the architecture firm The White Room are known for designing organic, curvaceous homes and private gardens. They were approached by a couple seeking to renovate their one-bedroom apartment in the charming suburb of Pali Hill, just outside the bustling city of Mumbai—and the result is a vibrant urban oasis.

Photo by Sameer Tawde

2. A Ficus Tree Grows Through This Sun-Soaked House in Kyoto

Infused with traditional materials and aesthetics, this open-plan home in Japan strengthens the bond a young family has to nature and to each other.

Infused with traditional materials and aesthetics, this open-plan home in Japan strengthens the bond a young family has to nature and to each other.

Photo by Yosuke Ohtake

3. This Lush, Underground Home Is Fit For a Hobbit

Architect Javier Senosiain created this remarkable home on a hilly site near Mexico City.

Architect Javier Senosiain created this remarkable home on a hilly site near Mexico City. “The green dune wraps itself around the inside spaces almost completely, rendering it almost invisible. From the outside, all one sees are grass, bushes, trees, and flowers,” he says.

Photo Courtesy of Jaime Navarro Soto

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