Here is a fantastic example of a great, yet fairly inexpensive painted brick application on a home on Lake Norman in The Peninsula, in Cornelius, NC. We had sold the home in 2011 in its original condition, and the new owners decided it was time to list and try to sell it this spring. They called Jayne Coffing at Ivester Jackson for advice, and after we toured the house and saw some of the light, clean, and casual interior updates they’d made, we advised them to consider a painted brick application with some shutters to give the house the same exterior “pop” from the curb.
Over the past 12 years since the home had been built, the surrounding streetscape had blossomed with several new architecturally updated custom luxury homes in both coastal and old world styles, leaving this home as the only red brick on the waterfront side of the street. Our sense was that with the home setting at the very end of the cul-de-sac, a clean neutral update to the brick with some contrasting or tone on tone shutters, might allow it to “pop” with it’s own inviting charm. Below are before and after pictures, and the home is currently under contract after receiving multiple offers.