Paul Bates Architect


Good morning, chic readers! We’re so glad that you’re here today and hope that you are able to find little spots of joy each day during this difficult time. 

Paul Bates Architect


We love coming here each day and being with you, hearing from you and maintaining this small piece of normalcy in our days and weeks.


Grand impression curb appeal white house from Stephen Fuller Architect
Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design| Emily Followill


You know how much we love getting your emails and questions to help guide our content. Recently, a reader emailed us that he and his were wife were having a debate over the new home they were building. 


White House wood Andrew J. Howard
Andrew J. Howard


White wood


Shelley Johnstone Design


Or white brick?



We must say that, living in a white clapboard house, we are a little partial to wood. It is pretty much our favorite exterior style.


white brick house Shelley Johnstone
Shelley Johnstone


But, if we’re being totally honest… It requires a certain level of maintenance. Granted, it’s 120 years old and stands up to wind and saltwater 365 days a year, so, all things considered, it isn’t so bad! 


white brick house Studio McGee
Studio McGee


And, of course, undeniable curb appeal. 


When it comes to the issue of wood vs. bricks, we can’t say that there’s a clear winner… But, the good news is, you can’t really go wrong! Which would you choose?

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