A classic brick facade can speak to the history of a building and the hands that carefully laid down each piece. From ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages, brick has been used as building material, stacking its way through history. It wasn’t until the 1960s and 70s that we saw a return to an appreciation for the craftsmanship—this time, indoors. This week we’re following Dorothy down the yellow brick road, or in our case, the exposed brick road, to this week's curated list by Brown Harris Stevens.
In a quiet location, a block from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the waterfront, this duplex with parking and a shared outdoor space has exposed brick walls on both levels, complemented by original restored wood floors, 11' ceilings, and custom lighting and cable wiring throughout.
The upstairs of this Bushwick home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, all centered around a loft hangout space with 12 foot ceilings, skylights and whitewashed exposed brick walls. The two-family unit is fully renovated from roof to basement, creatively and meticulously designed by a noted interior designer.
This one bedroom has an exposed brick living room/kitchen area and is located less than a block from the famed 500+ acre Prospect Park and nearby to the F/G trains. The building is pet friendly and has a shared garden in the back.
Upper West Side
A one-bedroom in a landmarked brownstone walk-up that maintains its pre-war detail such as the exposed brick, high beamed ceiling, and a decorative fireplace.
Upper West Side
The vast living space in this true three bedroom, fully renovated home has been opened up to feel like a TriBeCa loft with exposed brick, ample wall space for artwork, and a giant, open, sunny great room for cooking, dining, lounging, playing and relaxing.
Upper West Side
On the top floor of the Del Monte, built in 1892 and converted to cooperative ownership in 1985, Apartment 70 is accented by prewar details including exposed brick, high ceilings, moldings and beautiful hardwood floors. The corner living room has west and south exposures featuring three over-sized windows allowing for light all day. Framed with two windows, the exposed brick fireplace hearth completes the homey feel.
421 Court Street, CH Hoboken, NJ
Built in 2000 this carriage house offers three floors of living space including an oversized one-car garage, storage and laundry room. The main living space offers a wide open floor plan with exposed brick, overlooking the cobblestone street below.
7 Bond Street, 2A Noho
This two-level loft is in outstanding condition and loaded with character including 13-foot ceilings, large south-facing windows, and exposed brick over an open floor plan. 7 Bond is a cast-iron elevator building built in 1904 and converted to a condominiums in 1986.
Unit 3R is a quintessential SoHo loft with exposed brick walls, cast iron columns, and 13ft ceilings. The main room features a beautifully designed open kitchen with top of the line appliances, including Viking and Bosch, and flows right into the living space for entertaining.
Circa 1859, this single-family home is a unique blend of modern design, open format and historic detail. At three stories plus an English basement, it's the widest home on the block with 10 foot ceilings, exposed brick, a wood-burning fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the secure, safe and private fully landscaped, multi-level south-facing garden.