Red brick is definitely a popular
home exterior material. As you can see below, the result is nothing short of spectacular exteriors. While red brick costs more than vinyl siding and fiber cement, it’s less than natural stone.
Depending on the brick you choose and labor costs in your area, expect to pay $6.50 to $10.00 per square foot.
Benefits of red brick for home exteriors
Noise reduction (sound barrier)
Retains heat in winter and is cool in summer
Environmentally friendly – it’s clay which is a natural resource that’s fire kilned
construct (vs. stone masonry)
Disadvantages of brick for home exteriors
Porous, so it absorbs moisture which can result in mold. Less durable than stone masonry.
Costs more than vinyl siding or fiber cement siding.
Cleaning it is a big job.
Results in a certain style – you either like it or you don’t. It’s quite dramatic. This could be a pro or con depending on your tastes.
Let’s get to the good stuff… the photos of dozens of
gorgeous homes. Here they are.
New home with red brick, white trim and black exterior shutters. Large sloping front yard with ornamental grasses and large lawn.
Stunning red brick home with prominent white trim. Rounded corner with round veranda.
Above is a spectacular red brick Tudor style
house with turret on a lush property. This home was built in 1930 and contains 4 bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms and 3,968 sq. ft. (source: Redfin).
New large suburban red brick home with arched windows, side garage, grey shingles and gardens in the front yard.
2 story symmetrical home with bright red brick and columns flanking the front door.
Georgian style red brick home on large property with snow covered ground.
Old brick home with dark exterior shutters with matching front door. Dormer windows over garage.
Beautiful two story brick home with plenty of white mortar giving it a striking red and white look. Multiple white dormers set against dark grey roof. Asphalt driveway leads to side garage.
Large country home with single story white columns at the front door for covered front entrance. Brick chimneys on each side of the home.
Quaint two story brick home with 6 columns capped with three dormers set against dark grey shingle roof.
New suburban house with the entire front facade being red brick contrasted nicely with white trim around the windows and front door.
Elegant upscale suburban home with red brick and beige exterior shutters.
Fancy home with turret, column, bay windows, steeply peaked roof lines in suburb.
Large brick home in upscale neighborhood. Tall brick chimney on one side of the home.
Older red brick home in Tudor Revival style with boxwood hedge iin front. Very nice, stately home.
Red brick home with bright red door and two car garage in suburb.
English country home with red brick facade set on large property with spectacular lawn.
New suburban home with white garage door, shutters on windows and red brick exterior along with red brick front fence.
Incredible country home with red brick exterior set in huge sprawling lawn and scattered trees.
Close up photo of older red brick home in city area built close to the street.
Red brick and vinyl siding make up the this home’s exterior. Interesting combination. Goes to show you that yes, you can combine red brick with vinyl siding. It works well.
Shield your eyes… bright, bright red brick with white trim house. Large, towering home with red brick stairs to the imposing front door.
Another bright red brick McMansion towering three stories in suburb.
Old three story red brick home in English village with ivy, three dormers and short brick fence. Very quaint.
Suburban home with brick and stone combination facade.
Old Tudor Revival style red brick home with stunning red brick walkway to the front door. That walkway is simply fabulous.
New red/brown brick with towering chimney exposed on front facade flanked by arched windows.
Old red brick mansion with white door surrounded by tall red brick fence.
Suburban home with red brick and stone facade.
Verging on McMansion status this red brick has flecks of dark grey and white giving it a varied exterior look.
Stunning Tudor Revival style home with red brick lower exterior topped with the classic half-timber on white. circular driveway and manicured property makes this a really great looking estate.
Here’s a red brick home that’s not a mansion or some super expensive home. This is still a gorgeous home even if it’s a bit smaller than others featured here.
Your typical red brick McManch with upper white balcony. I jest. It’s not a bad looking house. Pretty simple but red brick enhances it.
Sprawling two-story red brick mansion on a large property with a huge lawn and young trees.
This is one of my favorite red brick homes in this collection with a long driveway and the symmetry is stunning with steep roof and dormers. Elegant, but not overwhelming front entrance. Treed property is amazing. Love it.
Luxurious red brick mansion with arched windows flanking the main central structure.
Red brick home with an orange hue. A bit too orange for my liking.
Interesting modern home design with the extensive red brick exterior as well as a red tile roof. It works as far as I’m concerned.
Stately two-story red brick house with dormers, shutters, columns… the whole shebang.
Another stately red brick house. Go figure. You have to admit this is a great style and it’s no wonder it’s popular.
Urban red brick home akin to a townhouse yet it’s detached. I like it.
Victorian style home with red brick exterior. Includes round tower and round veranda extension. It truly is quite a home.
Grand red brick manor home in England with long driveway.
Another suburban house with red brick exterior set on gorgeous lawn and greenbelt backyard.
I know this isn’t technically Gothic style, but it sure has the feeling of Gothic style. It’s a severe style and I think the brick is overkill. Just look at the cavernous front door.
Red brick McMansion with a large front yard.
Custom contemporary craftsman-style home featuring a rustic red brick exterior. See this entire home here.
The Cortland residence is made of red brick exterior with healthy plants and trees surrounding the property. See this entire home here.
A stunning house with a red brick exterior. The outdoors are covered in snow. See this entire home here.
New contemporary open concept townhouse in Boston with red brick exterior. See this entire home here.