Well, since another thread has been started on it, too, I guess I'll post examples of mine.
This first one is the first house drawing I was commissioned, about three years ago. The house was all brick, but I chose not to draw the bricks at all. I sort of implied a bricklike texture in the areas around windows. I think it worked OK, but not as well as I'd like it to. It was a shortcut, and it's a shortcut I might use in the future, but it doesn't exactly say "brick."
Here are some other houses where the brick texture is implied. These work better.
This house had a lot of stonework. I did this in layers, I think (though it's been a couple of years and I might not remember very well.) I think that first I lightly washed in the shadows, then lightly inked in the outlines of the stones, then cross-hatched with thinned down ink, then added detail and darkest areas with un-thinned ink.
On this one, I actually drew each brick on the sunlit side of the house, but was less explicit in the shadows. It wasn't fun, but I like how it turned out.
On this drawing, which was larger, I felt like the scale was juuuust large enough that it would be hard to leave out the bricks. Once again, I decided to draw each brick. This was very tedious. I like the detail, but one drawback was that actually putting in each brick with a black pen (I used Pigma Microns for this) made the facade darker than it was in real life, even though I tried to use stippling and a very light hand to fill in the bricks. The value of the building in the drawing is darker than the value of the sunlit building in real life.
So, I'm finding it hard to avoid putting a lot of detail into the brickwork. I don't like doing bricks for this reason; it takes such a long time, and I like a "sketchier" feel. The more "implied" bricks in the 2nd and 3rd ones above seems like a pretty good compromise for commissioned house drawings.