Have I mentioned in any past posts how much I love exposed brick walls? And this house has a lot of walls that have the potential to be exposed! Take this one, for instance. It's in the MIDDLE of the house! Now maybe, once upon a time, this was the BACK of the house and they put on an addition, but the brick on the back of the house (at least on this room) matches the rest of it! I also have a fondness for warmth, however and will have to investigate the thermal integrity of exposed brick. Eric and I are also avid art collectors and you can't just throw up a picture with ease wherever you want with brick, although it does provide a beautiful background for the art.