Another Brick in the Wall

Craftsmanship we love… The inspired beauty of brick walls.

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INDRANI LODGE, GENAPPE, BELGIUM

Intricately-designed vaulted brick ceilings and spacious interiors form a dramatic backdrop for a chic array of contemporary décor in this converted 14th-century lodge. An inspired blend of cool, contrasting design.

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HALES HALL, NORFOLK, ENGLAND

This stately home is what remains of a Tudor mansion built in 1478 by Sir James Hobart, Attorney General to Henry VII. It’s a home meant to be savored, and is easily a destination in itself. We love the faithful restoration, with exposed brick walls, oak floors and claw-foot roll-top baths.

BELLE MAISON, PARIS, FRANCE

This old factory in the Montreuil district of Paris has been re-imagined to take advantage of the high ceilings, raw space and multiple walls of windows and skylights, creating a home that is surprising, welcoming and spacious.

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LA GRANGE D’ISIDORE, BRITTANY, FRANCE

A combination of brick, wood and wrought iron give this barn conversion in Brittany a cool industrial feel, but cozy furnishings and vintage pieces create real warmth and character.

PRIORY GROUNDS, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

This cluster of buildings, once home to Benedictine monks, is set in ten acres of meadows. We love its open spaces flooded with natural light, vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and skylights, poured concrete and oak floors, original brickwork, and large windows that open onto landscaped gardens.

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CASA MODESTA, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

This house was originally built in the 1940s by a beloved local fisherman, and has been transformed and redesigned by his grandchildren in his honor. The crisp whitewashed exteriors feature simple, modern silhouettes, and the interiors dramatic brick ceilings with terracotta-tiled floors. Sublime.

THE BUNKERS, KNOKKE, BELGIUM

Abandoned and in disrepair, this 18th-century estate has been transformed by Bruges-based architects Govaert & Vanhoutte. What had originally been a jail and watchhouse became a barn and a farmhouse, and today is a modern, state-of-the-art holiday compound.

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CASA BOSCH-MARIANA, OAXACA, MEXICO

The architecture, design elements, and materials of this house feed off its location in Puerto Escondido, with cathedral-sized open-air interiors, liberal use of terracotta brick and concrete, and a complete absence of pretense.

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