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Brick Strip in Brookline, MA

This photo story leads us to the historic Pill Hill District of Brookline, home to the handsome 1897 Victorian you see below. We were asked to paint this home’s exterior, and to strip the old paint from its brick foundation. Removing thick layers of paint from brick is a laborious process, but one that delivers truly spectacular results. Learn more about our historic and restorative painting services here.

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As lovely as this house may be, the flowering tree in in front is working hard to steal the show.
The home’s brick foundation had been painted long ago. In our opinion, it was an unfortunate choice to hide the texture and rich variegated color of the original brickwork.
The painted brick, seen here along the driveway, appears lifeless, chunky, dull and mono-tone.
Notice the height of the foundation? Viewed from the garden and carriage house in back, the brick foundation was intended to be a prominent visual feature of the structure’s rear façade.
Removing the old paint has enormous impact, wouldn’t you agree? The stripped brick is simply beautiful.
A delicate sense of balance and proportion has returned.
This newly restored Victorian features classically beautiful detail top to bottom and is once again exquisite to behold.

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