Exterior brick is going up. The brick will be painted so don't worry we aren't leaving it different colors :) There will be case stone around the windows and a surround on the front door. We'll also have shutters on the lower levels windows. We've got sheetrock in and some trim in plus all the tile is in but I haven't gotten photos of that yet.
The mortar wash on this wall has been acetone off a bit so it's not so white and more brick is exposed plus now it's all trimmed out and looks great.
Back side of the fireplace