Brick Veneers as a Facelift

While not as popular as vinyl siding, the use of brick veneers to provide an easier-to-maintain exterior (or simply to alter the look of a house) is still fairly common.  Usually a few tell-tale clues remain to reveal that the house began as one clad in wood.

The following houses were all built with wood siding originally and now look dramatically different as a result of their brick veneer makeovers:

 

Spiral porch posts add a novel twist to this otherwise nondescript bungalow which has been re-clad with a brick veneer.  Pier-mounted porch lamps are not traditionally associated with bungalows.

 

This Victorian-era house still retains arched bargeboards which are remnants of its original clapboard appearance. It likely had a front porch as well.

 

Another bungalow which has been re-clad in brick – this one with an arched wing wall which was not part of the original design.

 

This c. 1900 house combines siding, brick veneer, replacement windows and a metal roof which resembles tile for an extensive transformation.  The carport was added at the same time as the other alterations.

 

 

 

 

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