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Boral Pastelcote was used on the exterior – the house is bricked with Boral bricks, and Pastelcote is a special finish applied to the exterior to give it texture and and solid color.

Greg told me that Pastelcote was inspired by a brick treatment in Australia that is very similar to mortarwash.

I love the symmetry and order of a classic Georgian house.

This house still speaks to me…the windows, chimneys, palladian windows – all elements that I find to be quite beautiful. Working on a home from scratch, somehow I knew that I wanted to go more French in style.

The lovely landscape architecture certainly contributes to this effect - landscape architect was Alec Michaelides from Land Plus.

This beautiful new Georgian home in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, also designed by Stan Dixon, is painted brick.

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In some ways, what I like seems to combine aspects of both French design with perhaps a little English influence. However, what struck me even more was Stefan’s description: the house (designed by Paul Cret, a French architect), was built between a Louis XV house and a Georgian style house.The reader also noted that his clients will often purchase old brick to attain a certain look in a new house.When looking into the mortarwash technique a bit further, I came across a product made by Boral Brick called ‘Pastelcote’.Town emailed me and said that he had worked on this home.He said that the house has a brick exterior, and had a ‘mortar wash’ technique in which the bricks are loosely set, then the mortar is rubbed into the exterior creating a unique and beautiful layer.

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