Brick houses are generally associated with old buildings that have been standing for years, but brick can occasionally be seen as an exterior material on modern houses as you’ll see here.
Brick’s ability to be arranged in creative patterns makes them a versatile material and allows them to create contemporary looks despite their traditional usage. Here are 14 examples of modern homes with brick exteriors.
1. Bricks arranged in different directions create a patchwork design on the exterior of this family house.
PHOOEY Architects designed his modern brick house. Photography by Peter Bennetts.
2. Bricks and old stone cover the exterior of this uniquely designed modern farmhouse.
iSTUDIO Architecture designed this sculptural house. Photography by Bhai Dupare Photography and ANClicks.
3. This small family home is covered with bricks that contrast the modern features of the house, like the large pivoting windows.
THOSE Architects designed this brick house for a family. Photography by Luc Remond.
4. This brick extension matches the rest of the brick exterior and features large windows to maximize the amount of natural light in the home.
NOJI Architects designed this contemporary brick extension. Photography by Alice Clancy.
5. The bricks on the exterior of this house have been arranged on angles to create a textured look on the home.
JOHO Architecture designed this house with angled bricks. Photography by Sun Namgoong.
6. The brick covering this house maintains a traditional house material that is commonly used in the surrounding area.
Földes & Co. Architects designed this brick house. Photography by Levente Sirokai.
7. Dark bricks on the exterior of this house and their unique arrangement keep this building smooth in some places and textured in others.
Marc Koehler designed this dark brick house.
8. The bricks used to cover this modern home came from various torn down houses to give the bricks new life and create a more textured exterior on the house.
Studio Arthur Casas designed this modern house using recycled bricks. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.
9. A unique arrangement of bricks on this house give it a unique texture and pattern that changes throughout the day depending on how the sun casts shadows on the protruding bricks.
John Wardle Architects designed this house with a patterned brick facade. Photography by Trevor Mein.
10. The bricks used on the front exterior of this family home are were preserved and repaired during the redesign of this house that was originally built in the early 1930s.
See more photos of the house, here. Designed by Johnson Chou. Photography by Brenda Liu Photography.
11. The clay bricks and cedar paneling on the exterior of this family home were both sourced directly from the area.
Blouin Tardif Architects designed a dark brick house. Photography by Steve Montpetit.
12. White bricks cover much of the exterior of this home and contrast the dark cedar siding and metal trim also included in the exterior design.
Randy Bens and NRT Developments completed this light brick house. Photography by silentSama architectural photography.
13. The bricks used on the exterior of this suburban home give it a timeless look that fits in with the other homes in the neighborhood and will help it age gracefully.
LGA Architectural Partners designed this brick and wood house. Photography by Ben Rahn / A-Frame.
14. The bricks on this house have been arranged in a curved wave-like design to designate the private areas of the home. They also contrast the modern glass look of the more public areas on the first floor.