This Controversial Exterior Might Be Making A Comeback

published Mar 29, 2019
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When it comes to curb appeal, prospective home buyers are being wooed by a classic: red brick exteriors.

Trulia zeroed in on the trend after analyzing its most searched listings for March. Among the East Coast properties that are garnering the most attention, several had red brick facades, according to the real estate and rental listing site.

Red brick is an oldie—some people may say “dated,” even—but others may see it as a “goodie” for its vintage charm. (The editorial staff at Apartment Therapy is split, FYI.) Not only is it stately, but it’s also one of the most fire- and weather-resistant building materials. Plus, several colors go great with brick. (Hint, hint: You can embrace the colorful door trend that has a knack for making great first impressions).

Here are three of the most popular (and affordable!) East Coast homes that boast brick, according to Trulia:

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1. A Yonkers homes with bricks and windows galore

This spacious, multi-family brick home in Yonkers has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built in 1915, it is listing for $399,999.

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It’s in need of some major rehabbing, and the listing specifically mentions that it’s great for investment buyers or contractors. The home is in the Lamartine neighborhood, with views of the Hudson River.

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2. A renovated Brooklyn home with a finished basement

Beyond the brick exterior, this 2.5 bedroom duplex has hardwood floors throughout, an open-concept living room, and a spacious finished basement with a full bathroom.

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The 1,024-square-foot home is listed at $529,000. The list price was knocked down by $10,000 recently and it’s priced for a quick sale. Commuting into Manhattan takes 38 minutes, according to Trulia.

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3. A starter townhome in Yonkers that could use some TLC

Billed as a starter home that’s being sold “as-is,” this three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome in Yonkers has brick on the front exterior.

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Built in 1965, the kitchen is in need of an upgrade. The 1,460 square-foot home is on a quiet street and locals say parking is easy.

So, what’s your take on red brick: An outdated feature or a classic charmer?

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