We both are head over heels for old red brick homes, buildings etc. I LOOOOVE them. So with that in mind I am all for the all brick house!
There are so many advantages to building an all brick home...
here is what ehow.com said
Read more : http://www.ehow.com/list_6588617_advantages-brick-homes.html
So off to the brick supplier we went to find the perfect brick.
Goal: We want a red brick home with black trim and black/charcoal roof.
Interstate Brick is where we found our 2 favorites... or so we thought;-).
We loved it at the supplier, but quickly realized seeing it in larger scale that it didnt have enough color variation that we want to add texture and depth.
Nice variation...Way to brown.
The supplier gave us a list of addresses to look up the brick that has been used in nearby homes.
And after driving around for 2 hours, we decided that those particular bricks where not what we had in mind. My husband knew exactly what brick he wanted, but none of these were it.
Back to the drawing board. We went back to the supplier and had a look at one brick that we had completely missed...Old Baltimore.
And we FOUND IT!..the exact brick Mr B liked!
Old Baltimore has a ton of color variations, we absolutely love it. We will be using a tan to chocolate color motar like in this close up picture..We are so excited!
Our sample swatch..the picture doesn't do it justice!
Installed brick. It's crazy how different colors pop out of it due to the trim color choices. Our accents will be dark charcoal or black.
Now let's get that dang moratorium lifted so we can turn in our building permit already!