Magnolia Classic Brick Home

Putting on a happy face! Fresh white brick lightens the weight and the house almost floats on the hilltop.

Crisp white paint lightens – and freshens – this east-facing brick bungalow, reflecting both the soft morning light and the warm afternoon sun. Add sharp taupe lines and splashes of red accents and you’ve got a winning combination.

Instead of being weighed down with heavy brick, this sweet little Magnolia house almost floats like a cloud on the hilltop.

Careful edging and a steady hand incorporate the downspounts into the trim.A splash of red provides a bright contrast.Notice the sharp, clean edges between the taupe band and the white brick and siding.

A band of taupe bridges the dark roof and bright white of the brick to soften the contrast. It takes a careful hand to smoothly incorporate the shape of the downspouts into the color band.


Follow the path through a secret garden to the back of the house. A sophisticated line pulls together the simple elements on the western exposure.

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Stroll around the house, through a secret garden, and follow the taupe band to the back, where it frames the top of the window¬† grouping in a clean-shaped “brow.”