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4 Modern American Brick Houses

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Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our favorite brick-clad houses from Texas to Brooklyn.
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  The Brick Weave House in Chicago incorporates a gray brick screen that both provides privacy and lets light in.  Photo by Gregg Segal.  Photo by: Gregg Segal

    The Brick Weave House in Chicago incorporates a gray brick screen that both provides privacy and lets light in.  Photo by Gregg Segal.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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   A traditional red brick row house in Brooklyn was crumbling when architect Jeff Sherman decided to rescue it; he was able to save most of the brick façade pictured here. Photo by Dustin Aksland.   Photo by: Dustin Aksland

     

    A traditional red brick row house in Brooklyn was crumbling when architect Jeff Sherman decided to rescue it; he was able to save most of the brick façade pictured here. Photo by Dustin Aksland

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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  Located in a historic district of Kansas City, Missouri, this duplex was renovated in 2012. Architecture firm Kem Studio stayed true to the home’s original shape while updating its façade and its interior with modern materials, like the gray brick that lines the bottom half. 

    Located in a historic district of Kansas City, Missouri, this duplex was renovated in 2012. Architecture firm Kem Studio stayed true to the home’s original shape while updating its façade and its interior with modern materials, like the gray brick that lines the bottom half. 

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  During the renovation of this Texas home, the residents noted that they would prefer to keep some elements of the original design, including the sandy brick lower level. 

    During the renovation of this Texas home, the residents noted that they would prefer to keep some elements of the original design, including the sandy brick lower level. 

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