Is there a hotter design trend right now than exposed brick? No, there is not. Scroll down to find out why it’s so popular (spoiler alert: because it’s beautiful).

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An apartment on New York City’s Prince Street. Want to buy it? Too bad. It just recently sold for $4.65 million.

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Another New York City residence, this one located in Soho’s historic Puck Building. Asking price for the three-bedroom home: $21 million.

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Every single brick in this two-bedroom condo in Seattle could have been yours for only $482,000. But alas, the apartment has been claimed.

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RED BRICK EVERYTHING!

exposed brick-2 Photo: Diego Revollo 

Ah, but not all exposed brick need be red, as we learn from this loft in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interior design by Diego Revollo.

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And this rainbow room reminds us that exposed brick doesn’t need to be mono-color at all.

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Den-loft by Nordes. The particle board and Banksy stencil is a nice touch, we guess?

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Another white-painted brick space. A tad clinical, but we’ll take it.

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Exposed brick for as long as the eye can see.

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An apartment in London, England that’s currently on the market for $3,396,650. And yes, that is a real working fireplace.

exposed brick Photo: Ehrlich Architects

Included in our outdoor room roundup, the open-concept 700 Palms Residence in San Francisco features a towering brick wall living room that opens up to nature.

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A relic from our loft listicle, even the excessive neon signage in this Boston apartment is not enough to draw the eye away from the alluring brick backdrop.

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Look at all that stainless steel. Can you imagine the amount of polish the homeowners must go through?

exposed brick kitchen Photo: Wolveridge Architects

Red bricks and brick-shaped tiles work together to create the sturdiest-looking kitchen we’ve ever seen. Part of the Northcote Residence in Melbourne, Australia by Wolveridge Architects.

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You can hang wet towels over the exposed beams when you run out of rack real estate.

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This Singapore home is called Lucky Shophouse, named for The Lucky Book Store which used to occupy the space.

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The main floor of Carved Duplex, a rooftop addition to a brick townhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Casa Olivi by Wespi de Meuron Architekten Casa-Olivi-interior-3 Photos: Wespi de Meuron Architekten

Casa Olivi by Wespi de Meuron Architekten is a restored 300-year-old farmhouse in Treia, Italy. You can rent out the five-bedroom retreat from $5,350 to 10,700 a week.

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