Lately I’m seeing brick homes being renovated with exterior treatments to give homes an aged “french country” or antiqued limewash look. Above is an “in progress” photo of a Memorial home. Brick Restoration seems to be doing several jobs in the Memorial area, they have a nice website with more description of the processes. Below is a closeup of the steel or iron front door. I’m seeing lots of these too; these can add abundant natural light and have narrow sightlines.
And below is one more example of a homeowner trying to decide which technique will look the best, it’s a personal choice!