Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Colors for Your Historic Brick Home

Mar 9, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Brick exteriors are classic and timeless, but that doesn't mean they can't be personalized to reflect your unique style and personality. Painting your exterior brick is a great way to add a touch of..

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Are Window Shutters an Authentic Victorian Feature on Old Brick Homes?

Feb 16, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Victorian-style homes are known for their elegant, timeless beauty, and window shutters can play a significant role in creating that classic look. However, shutters were not original to every..

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How Investing in Tuckpointing Can Increase Your Brick Home's Value

Feb 9, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

The timeless charm of an historic brick exterior makes it a perennial favorite in the housing market. Homes with unique identities and rich back-stories have an inherent curb appeal built right..

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The History of Old Brick in the Nation's Capitol

Apr 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also tell..

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Architectural Influences in DC Row Homes: Federal, French, and More

Feb 18, 2022 3:00:19 PM Christina Wilson

Identifying the architectural style of houses in your neighborhood can be fun and fascinating, particularly in DC neighborhoods where many building styles have shaped the landscape. This piece will..

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When and How Were the Bricks In Your Old House Made?

Apr 27, 2020 10:32:04 AM Christina Wilson

Brick is likely the most popular building material in use today. Throughout the world, builders use various forms and styles of brick to erect every kind of building imaginable. Brick making is an..

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Removing Stucco to Expose Original Brick

Jan 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM Christina Wilson

Many people purchase or inherit older homes that have layers of stucco covering an older brick and mortar exterior. For those who desire to remove the stucco to reveal the brick and mortar..

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What Stories Can You Find in the History of Your Old House?

Dec 13, 2018 3:42:18 PM Christina Wilson

Washington DC is a city known for its rich history. Even if you’re not going to get your house designated as ‘officially’ historic, it might be fun to know about its history. Maybe your home had a..

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