The bad brick face building

Whoever laid the bricks for this house didn’t lay them out in a manner consistent with good homebuilding. They curve, they fall, they go in circles. Either the builder was drunk or has a great sense of humor (as would the owner too) I wonder if there’s a regular normal brick face behind this one, with this one for show. If not, I wonder how solid the house is. Supposedly this is an actual style called drunken brickface. It’s apparently done on purpose as an amusement.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Annie S on October 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    This technique is called ‘Drunken Brick’ and implementing takes more skill than an average craftsman. The International Union of United Bricklayers has given awards for this pattern before.

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  2. Posted by lewis on September 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    where we are in a small strip mall shopping building in East Meadow, NY 11554 zip.
    We are interest in raising front wall by 2.5 ft. and repair of the existing brick wall of tow or three
    store front and side.

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