Looking around this small neighborhood in Scottsdale is somewhat reminiscent of the houses near us when we lived on 28th NW in DC. For some insane reason, everyone paints perfectly good brick.
Am I the only one who likes brick? Nice red, ordinary brick. Honest brick which might show a bit of wear and tear but looks normal, real, not artificial?
There are white houses, cream houses, off-white houses and pink houses. I am leaving off the lavender, puke, tan, brown and weird green colors. Only saw one blue. Most, but not all have matching garages (garage areas).
This is the Southwest. Adobe I could understand, even stucco which essentially has to be painted. But painted brick? Once you paint it, you have to paint it forever. With the heat and blowing sand this is every couple of years for a new coat of paint. Don’t tell me that the outer color of the house is going to have that much influence on the inner temperature – especially not the difference between brick red and mud brown.
Guess it just must be personal taste, but it is likely a step above aluminum siding…..
(off tonight for San Francisco and temperatures about 20 degrees C cooler….)