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Exposed brick buildings have an unmistakable charm, regardless of their aesthetic or function. Whether it’s a dwelling designed by the iconic Mies Van der Rohe or an industrial-style structure re-purposed to become a comfortable home, a modern brick house has innate features that define its character. Reddish brown, rusty, or orange-hued, exposed bricks envelop living spaces in a protective layer of warmth. Apart from the welcoming range of colors that remind of fall, these exterior walls also have a textured surface that adds contrast to a contemporary design. Rough finishes remind of the organic feel of this basic building material, which at the same time becomes the crucial component of these architectural designs.

Behind the facade, interior design decisions can either amplify or complement the character of a modern brick house. Unfinished stone walls or flooring along with wooden furniture give these dwellings a countryside feel, while a contemporary decor provides the perfect balance to highlight the character of exposed brick and enhance its industrial charm.

The ideal modern brick house takes many shapes and forms, depending on the inhabitants’ needs. Some structures have a pronounced rural aesthetic that reminds of old barns or of the stereotypical house design. Others reference the industrial age and contrast the warmth of the brick walls with sleek metal accents or remnants of the building’s previous use as a warehouse or factory. Often, these brick houses hold a story within their walls, one that connects past and present. More importantly, they represent the quintessential dwelling; a symbol of architectural possibilities. One by one, each brick builds a wall, then four, and finally, a home.

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