Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Gingerbread House in My Neighborhood

There is a real gingerbread house in my neighborhood. Well, it's not really real, but it's designed just like one and it's really pretty. When I came out to Iowa last December when we were exploring the possibility of moving here, a real estate agent showed me around and she drove me by this house and neighborhood to show that there are indeed some unique houses in the area. Little did I know that about seven months later we'd be moving in right down the street!




As you can see I took these pictures in the summer. I waited to post them until now because this is the season of gingerbread houses. I didn't take close-ups of the details of the house because I didn't want the neighbors to think I was any crazier than I already looked. But believe me, this house has intricate beautiful details and is truly a standout in the area. (Am I starting to sound like a real estate agent? Sorry.)

This cute "gingerbread" ranch house is right across the street from the gingerbread house. I love its stone face and the brickwork and wooden shutters. So pretty!

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Beautiful house!
There was a house not far from mine when I was a child that I swore was a life size doll house.

Kristina P. said...

That is my dream house exterior.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love detail like that! I bet the windows on the first home look cool from the inside!

Ann Marie said...

I love the house!
I am sure that once I get to travel east of Colorado.. I will not want to come back to the desert. The houses and big yards look so charming!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Isn't that so pretty! I love it!

Sarah Laurence said...

That Gingerbread House will be even yummier in snow. How cool! It makes you wonder who lives in there.

Donna said...

I believe it's two doctors who live there with their young children. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the thick winter snow--I'll try to get some pictures of that!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Both of those homes are beautiful. I love homes with so much character. You see so many "cookie-cutter" track-house like homes, something with such detail is a breath of fresh air!

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