Fill-in of removed window
I have a 90+ year old brick house (traditional center hall colonial). When my kitchen was renovated a while back, a relatively useless window in the corner was removed in order to extend the run of the upper cabinets. I am finally trying to get the outside space where the window used to be filled in, and am at a loss. I have been told by several contractors that due to the age of the house, it will be impossible to truly match the brick (color and size are slightly different from new bricks), and I don't want something that would look like a bad patch job. I'm told a common trick is to replace the window, but paint it black inside - I don't like that idea in the least. I don't think it will be possible to disguise the fact that a window used to be there, so I'd like to play that up with a decorative element of some sort (I was thinking of some design with tile), but the size and placement makes that a bit iffy. It was a smallish window (maybe 2x3-1/2? - don't have the dimensions handy). but it's still a good-sized space to fill in. Anyone have any creative ideas?? Thanks for any input!