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July 11, 2013
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.
Once a horse stable, this Chicago house first got a superficial makeover from Oprah (we wonder whether Stedman likes modern) before architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang was called in for a more substantial renovation and a dazzlingly porous brick screen.

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

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Originally appeared in The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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Brick house facade in Brooklyn

 

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

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Originally appeared in New Prospects
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brick and wood facade Whitehill house

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. 

Originally appeared in Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District
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Alter wanted to design an approachable, livable space that possessed unique character and addressed the residents’ personal tastes. “My role as an architect is somewhere between trusted adviser and clients’ representative. My goal was to help figure out w

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. 

Originally appeared in Modern Renovation in Austin
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Once a horse stable, this Chicago house first got a superficial makeover from Oprah (we wonder whether Stedman likes modern) before architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang was called in for a more substantial renovation and a dazzlingly porous brick screen.

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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