My husband is from Pittsburgh and one thing I always notice when we visit his home town is the abundance of brick homes. He appreciates their low-maintenance appeal, while I love the diversity of style you can find in a brick house.
One thing that would make me very happy about living in a brick house is the lack of necessity to paint it every 10 years or so. I also tend to like the ones that have a Tudor influence in their styling.
And I absolutely love when brick homes are paired with red clapboard siding. It gives them such quaint, historic charm. Look at all the details of this house – the brick pattern on the gable area and the little copper roof on the protruding window.
Some might think this home is a bit non-descript but I love its simplicity. Plus, it has cute shutters with pineapple cut-outs.
Stately brick homes always remind me of the type of houses you see near a university where the professors live. In Pittsburgh, you’ll find several large houses downtown in the Oakland area near the University of Pittsburgh.
Do you like painted brick homes? This one has a worn look with some of the red brick showing through.
And this cozy house wears a thick coat of white paint. I like both applications.
This older brick home has a lot of details – like fish scale trim in the gables, a green roof, lots of white trim with a variety of windows, and a beautiful windowpaned front porch.
The third house in this line-up is my favorite – do you have a favorite too?
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