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The brick walls visible inside the house are not only attached to but are an integral part of, the exterior wall because they are one and the same. Houses built before 1920 have load-bearing walls; the strength of the bricks themselves holds the walls in position. Originally, brick walls inside historic houses were covered with lath—or wooden strips attached to the wall–covered with multiple layers of plaster. When plaster has reached the end of its life, this is a prime opportunity to expose the brick wall underneath. Exposed interior brick walls are a popular decorative option for historic houses. The rich variety of color and texture in old bricks can set the tone for chic and inviting interior spaces.

Renaissance Development is the preeminent expert in exterior masonry and historic preservation in the Washington Metropolitan Region. To learn more, visit the “Contact Us” page or call 202.547.2345.

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