Color and Pattern make it Beautiful

Color and Pattern make it Beautiful

Color and pattern make it beautiful. Natural materials and plants make it sustainable. The tan bricks were leftovers from an addition to the Cook County Jail. Thus, there were a good value. The solids came from Endicott Brick in Omaha. Endicott makes beautiful bricks and this was our first time working with solids. Solids differ from pavers in that they are fired in kiln differently. Solids are fired so that the brick sides are clear whereas pavers are fired laying in stacks on their 2 1/4" sides.

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Before

Before

The piers are way out of plum and in danger of falling over. The siding is peeling off and there is a serious moisture issue in the balloon frame cavity.

After

After

Note the new brick piers and the stained cedar siding.

Plans

Plans

A master suite on the second floor was the aim of the addition, which was never built. The final design would have been more refined.