Six homes with exposed brick walls for a stylishly stripped down look

This four bedroom triplex penthouse at 144 Duane Street (for rent at $85,000/month) was completely renovated in such a way that preserved original details, like the cast iron columns, wide plank wood floors and exposed brick walls.


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Once upon a time, exposed brick walls may have signaled that a home was somewhat unfinished. Today, that bare bones look is a design element in and of itself, lending a space texture, color, and style that strikes the perfect balance between super-modern and extremely charming. Here, six New York City homes that make exposed brick a must-have.

The restored brick walls of this loft-like three bedroom, three bathroom home at 203 East 13th Street ($17,000/month) are only enhanced by the apartment’s soaring 11-foot-by-8-foot ceilings.

Exposed brick walls lend this bedroom, within a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath penthouse at 58 Walker Street (yours for $5.1 million) a certain degree coziness.

Exposed-brick, barrel-vaulted ceilings add a striking element to the great room of this three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath penthouse loft in the Puck Building at 293 Lafayette Street (on the market for $18.5 million).

There’s exposed brick throughout this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath loft at 39 Vestry Street (yours for $6.9 million), but we think it’s most striking in the master bath (the air jet deep soaking tub, separate stall rain shower, and Duravit sink don't hurt).

At 61 East 11th Street (for rent at $13,950/month), a three-bedroom, two-bath rental has 12-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls that direct your gaze to a wall of oversized windows—and views of Lower Manhattan.


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