Do you like the look of painted brick?

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

There is no shortage of brick homes in Silver Spring, MD and beyond. Many of the subdivisions inside and outside the beltway were built in the 1930s and 1940s and feature brick colonials and cape cods, some still with (original) slate roofs. We would have called these homes cookie-cutter - the same architectural style dominated an area, one house was a clone of the next, and streets were practically indistinguishable from another. 

Today all of these homes are unique. Different owners have left their mark, infusing their style or the style of an era, adding on, improving, changing. Some of these changes are unfortunate, take the slate roofs for example. Their look is one of vintage elegance, but the cost too high for many new owners. Other changes include trim work, shutters, hardscaping, fencing, and painted brick. 

A coat of paint transformed many of these homes and made them look different than the rest, adding originality and preserving character. Today we see various hues of green, yellow, and greys as well as whitewashed brick besides the original. None of these subdivisions and homes would be called cookie-cutter today! (there's hope for the Clonenonials of the 90s after all :)

Do you like the look of painted brick? Which color would you pick?  

painted brick homes in the DC suburbs

P.S. I love the look! I've always had a soft spot for whitewashed brick but have found myself admiring brick homes painted yellow (just like the one pictured on the far right) or grey lately as well. Tough choice! 

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Leif Price
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There is some allure to brick houses. I really can't put a finger on it, it just looks good and somewhat blast from the past.

Jun 11, 2019 06:22 PM #1
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Christine OShea
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I love the look of painted brick and we painted our brick white in NJ!

Jun 11, 2019 06:50 PM #2
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Kat Palmiotti
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I'm not sure which I would like best - they all look great!

Jun 12, 2019 03:41 AM #3
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I would love to see more brick houses around here but it doesn't happen much. They look so nice and solid.

Jun 12, 2019 04:01 AM #4
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

I call it the vintage charm Leif Price.

I love it, too, Christine OShea. I've been seeing more and more pale yellows and greens around here that look lovely, too.     

I agree Kat Palmiotti!

Many of these subdivisions were built in the 1930s-50s, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 I much prefer them over 80s and 90s construction.   

Jun 12, 2019 06:07 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Andrea Bedard - the far right house looks stunning and I also like the house to the left of it.

Jun 12, 2019 07:11 AM #6
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Andrea Bedard
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I have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite Grant - I love them all. The second one has a cobblestone driveway that reminds me of Europe, very charming. 

Jun 13, 2019 07:29 PM #7
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