My phone is full of pictures like this, I've kinda become shameless when it comes to taking pictures now that I have this blog. Lately, the best idea I've seen while driving around is a new (to me) treatment on brick. Here is a new construction home in my neighborhood with the brick treatment that caught my eye, LOVE it:
After trying to figure out on my own what this is called, I finally just called the builder. David of Horace Homes was very kind to answer all of my questions about his lovely home. He said they called it a Slurry, basically it's colored mortar troweled over brick. Here's a close-up:
So pretty! If I were building a home, the exterior would be Slurried Brick, no doubt about it. I love how soft and vintage it looks. It's smooth but you can still see the brick pattern underneath. The best part is it's not painted, the color is the mortar. I even asked David what color the brick was underneath, he said it's the same as the brick on the drive-way:
How and wow! How is that ↑ under this ↓? Beautiful and gorgeous job, tell it to your neighbor!!!
Here's another beautiful home I found while driving around with a similar or same slurried brick treatment:
From what I've gathered Slurried Brick could also be called Mortar Washed or Sacked. David said it costs about about 30% more than your regular brick and mortar. I love it. It's unique, it's understated and it's beautiful.