A Pittsburgh home nods to the city’s industrial heritage with a welded-steel staircase that runs along a dark gray cinder-block wall.
A large cinder-block fireplace rests half-in, half-out of the dining room in a renovated midcentury house in Los Angeles.
Twelve-inch-thick concrete blocks were used in an Austin home for their cost-saving and insulating properties; they were left bare for their simple and subtle geometry.
The cement-block facade of a home in Montara, California mimics the walls that surround the property and complements other industrial materials used in the building.
The wood-clad second story of a sustainable Austin home rests upon a cement-block lower level, the perfect surface for creeping green ivy.
A wall of concrete blocks protectively insulates a Los Angeles property from the busy road.
In Alaska, a concrete courtyard encased in cinder-block walls stands in stark contrast to the surrounding wilderness.
A concrete-block fireplace makes the deck of a Knoxville home an inviting destination on brisk nights.