U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:02 PM
 
232 posts, read 466,834 times
Reputation: 104

Advertisements

It seems like all the homes in Vegas are made with stucco exteriors. Are there any homes that are brick or anything other than stucco? I know that its the easiest, cheapest, and most appropriate for desert climate but is every single home built with this clay material?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
12,686 posts, read 34,296,080 times
Reputation: 5480
There are lots of homes that have some brick, mostly in front, mostly decorative. Some added later by the owner. Most brick homes around here are custom homes, not tract homes. Don't know the figures for it but custom homes are only a small percentage of housing in Las Vegas. The problem in Las Vegas isn't stucco, IMO, it is that unlike some Southwestern cities, like Santa Fe, Sedona, or Tuscan, nobody thought about blending in with the environment. At least stucco looks like it belongs in the desert. Brick really doesn't. There are even New England style homes, and English Tudor, around here that stick out like sore thumbs. What were they thinking?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:19 PM
 
719 posts, read 1,405,243 times
Reputation: 609
(Putting hands over eyes and singing to myself) I cannot see brick, I cannot see brick.
ACCCKKK One of the things I cannot WAIT to get away from is brick houses. In Tennessee that is ALL THERE IS! I imagine it has to do with withstanding the climate and holding up better in a tornado, who knows. But I want stucco, I miss stucco, I do not want to see brick homes in Las Vegas please!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:21 AM
 
5,857 posts, read 10,476,550 times
Reputation: 5435
Where do they build new brick homes anywhere except at the very high end? If you see real brick, not brick veneer, its almost always at least 30 years old.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:56 PM
 
1,344 posts, read 1,656,357 times
Reputation: 1588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willy702 View Post
Where do they build new brick homes anywhere except at the very high end? If you see real brick, not brick veneer, its almost always at least 30 years old.
Exactly, back East the exterior building material is vinyl siding with some brick front. <eck> Expensive, custom homes have full brick.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:05 PM
 
2,502 posts, read 8,476,152 times
Reputation: 903
A lot of the newer homes in Summerlin seem to have decorative brick accent. I see it pretty often.

Full brick? Not very common, but you might find in it some old neighborhoods, and perhaps some of the more rural horse communities.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
15,756 posts, read 35,858,668 times
Reputation: 2661
I know where there are a couple of nice examples but it is apparently inappropriate to point out where they are.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 06:09 PM
 
25 posts, read 46,219 times
Reputation: 20
There are many communities in Green Valley that have brick homes.... Some would include Quail Ridge Estates, The Fountains, and Hillsboro.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 06:55 PM
 
848 posts, read 1,623,183 times
Reputation: 218
I have photos of brick homes on my blog @ Syscrapercity and yes they are in Spring Valley.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top