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Collage of NYC apartments featuring brick walls and embellishments Collage of NYC apartments featuring brick walls and embellishments
Between the soaring ceilings and open layouts seen in so much new construction, it appears that designers are paying tribute to the lofts of yesteryear. But there's one thing that these new buildings have a harder time replicating: the exposed brick found in the industrial conversions and residences of yesteryear.
Like all apartment trends, this one might not necessarily be for everyone. Apartment Therapy notes that some interior brick walls were put up with lower quality bricks than the exterior, which can lead to the shedding of red brick dust without a proper sealant. The same article notes that exposed brick can make some rooms appear darker, but whitewashing can brighten things up. And those eager to show off an art collection can run into difficulties hanging it on these walls.
However, some would say that exposed brick walls are works of art in and of themselves. Whatever other enhancements have been made to an apartment, the walls make a statement that beautifully combine the old and the new. This is why some people have bought exposed brick-patterned wallpaper or hangings, but the following listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn offer the real thing.

43-East-10th-Street-01 All images of 43 East 10th Street via Sotheby's
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Oversized studio boasts exposed brick walls, dramatically high ceilings, hardwood floors, a mezzanine lofted bedroom, and large windows filling the home with south-facing light. The kitchen comes outfitted with stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. Residents enjoy a live-in superintendent's services, a video intercom, a central laundry room, a roof terrace, and an excellent address near Union Square and some of the hottest downtown neighborhoods. See floor plan and full details here.

419-West-48th-Street-01 All images of 419 West 48th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
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Impeccable prewar apartment opens up to a private patio off the living room. Interiors boast exposed brick walls, original tin ceilings at impressive heights, and smart storage throughout. The open kitchen is outfitted with generous cabinetry and counter space. Open houses are available by appointment only. See floor plan and full details here.

329-West-108th-Street-01 All images of 329 West 108th Street via Compass
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Split-level apartment is situated in an Upper West Side townhouse dating back to the 19th century, but has been beautifully updated for the 21st. The home is rich in original details like exposed brick, double-height ceilings, and private terrace. They were all beautifully preserved in the wake of a careful renovation that brought new plumbing and electricity, central air conditioning, designer kitchen, custom closets, and in-unit washer/dryer. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

45-Crosby-Street-01 All images of 45 Crosby Street via Warburg Realty
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With its careful renovation combining historic details and a modern aesthetic, it's no wonder this Soho apartment was featured in Dwell magazine. Interiors boast exposed brick walls, nearly 10' ceilings, luxurious master suite, and a wall of windows flooding the home with incredible natural light. The top-of-the-line kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

8-East-12th-Street-01 All images of 8 East 12th Street via The Corcoran Group
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Floor-through Greenwich Village loft is reached by key-locked elevator that opens up to expansive living space with incredible natural light and 12' beamed ceilings. The original turn-of-the-century brick accents and timeless hardwood floors are underscored by a six-zone Savant smart home system. The chef's kitchen comes outfitted with a 10' black walnut island, a custom cast concrete counter, abundant shelf space, and top-of-the-line appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

353-West-117th-Street-01 All images of The Midlothian via The Corcoran Group
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In the midst of a gut renovation, historic details like an exposed brick wall, a Victorian floor plan, high tin ceilings, hardwood floors, and an original fireplace mantle were carefully preserved. Recent upgrades include custom kitchen, custom light fixtures and window gates, spa-like bath, and a sophisticated water filtration system. Morningside Park, Columbia University, and popular restaurants are close by. See floor plan and full details here.

95-Lexington-Avenue-01 All images of 95 Lexington Avenue via The Corcoran Group
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Housed in the former Trolley Museum of New York, this bright Brooklyn loft is rich in historic details like exposed brick, extra-large windows, and original wood floors. However, the sophisticated kitchen is outfitted with high-end finishes, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar. The floor plan is currently configured with one bedroom and a home office, but has the flexibility for a second bedroom. A 421a tax abatement is in effect until 2028, and a virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

323-East-8th-Street-01 All images of 323 East 8th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
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This duplex apartment is a short distance from Tompkins Square Park in the heart of the East Village, but it has its own private patio with an arbor and tree off the bedroom. Up the custom staircase, the living room features exposed brick, custom wood-framed windows, and terrace views. The windowed kitchen comes outfitted with country-style cabinets and commercial-grade appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

208-East-20th-Street-01 All images of 208 East 20th Street via The Corcoran Group
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Charming brick carriage house in the heart of Gramercy was built in the early 1900's and housed the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts from 1939 to 1955. Decades later, original details like 20' ceilings, oversized windows, an impressive skylight, and a wood-burning fireplace with an exposed brick mantle remain intact. Upstairs, a loft area opens up to a private roof terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

658-Park-Place-01 All images of 658 Park Place via Warburg Realty
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High-floor, floor-through home in a prewar Brooklyn building is rich in natural light and Manhattan skyline views through triple exposures. Interiors feature whitewashed exposed brick walls, high-quality moldings, hardwood floors, generous storage space, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The open kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar with seating for three. A tax abatement is in effect, and a virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

62-Cooper-Square-01 All images of The Carl Fischer Building via Douglas Elliman
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Expansive loft overlooking Cooper Square boasts exposed brick walls, soaring beamed ceilings, white oak floors, and 10 oversized windows filling the home with natural light. The Great Room flows seamlessly into a dining area and open chef's kitchen. The well-proportioned master suite comes with a large walk-in closet and private bath. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

35-Vestry-Street-01 All images of 35 Vestry Street via Warburg Realty
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Full-floor loft on a cobblestoned Tribeca street is rich in original details like exposed brick walls, arched entryways, and high beamed ceilings. These were beautifully preserved in the wake of a gut renovation that brought a top-of-the-line kitchen with high-end appliances and a 20-bottle wine refrigerators. The baths are finished with high-end fixtures, and there are radiant heated floors throughout. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

76-North-4th-Street-01 All images of The Lewis Steel Building via Compass
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Loft apartment is rich in architectural details like exposed brick, 14' vaulted ceilings, and massive casement windows. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, and there is also an in-unit washer/dryer. The amenity-rich building is well situated near prime Brooklyn retail and restaurants. A video tour is available for this unit, which is offering one month free rent on a 12-month lease. See floor plan and full details here.

317-East-8th-Street-01 All images of 317 East 8th Street via Warburg Realty/Martin Davis
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Before this townhouse was converted to a residential home, it was a synagogue known as the 8th Street Shul and famous for its museum-grade art. Features include dramatic 22' ceilings, walls of exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, three private terraces, a chef's kitchen, a formal dining room with a backlit Star of David, and a landscaped roof deck with a hot tub. The townhouse is being offered fully furnished with high-end art art furnishings. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
170-East-88th-Street-01 170 East 88th Street via Compass
521-West-47th-Street-01 The Bakery Building via Halstead

304-West-10th-Street-01 304 West 10th Street via Douglas Elliman
176-Sterling-Place-01 176 Sterling Place via Brown Harris Stevens

101-West-88th-Street-01 The Endicott via Sotheby's
85-First-Avenue-01 85 First Avenue via Compass

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