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Utah Home Transforms Into a Real-Life Gingerbread House [Video]



  • A house in Utah has transformed into a real-life gingerbread house after many years of hard work.
  • Virginia Hoffman, 67, said she noticed that the roof lines and windows of the neighborhood houses made them look like gingerbread houses.
  • She gradually saw her design to fruition as she added candy canes, giant gumdrops, peppermint swirls, and other huge treats.

A house in Salt Lake City, Utah, has become a real-life gingerbread house thanks to years of effort of a Christmas-loving mom and her family.

Virginia Hoffman, 67, said that most of the neighborhood’s houses were built in the 1920s and had charming architecture. She noticed that the nearby houses, as well as their own, had roof lines and windows that made them look like gingerbread houses.

“I began to imagine how I could make some decorations to make my house into a gingerbread house,” she shared. “I drew a little sketch of what was in my mind, and then I started thinking of how to accomplish it. It grew on from there.“

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The interior designer spent “hundreds of hours” on their property to realize her dream.

“It was a lot of work, but each year it is fulfilling to see it completed and feel like a lot was accomplished with imagination, ingenuity, a little engineering and figuring things out, and some luck,” she said.

She added that she had a lot of help from her husband, who is a professional artist, as well as her daughter and her family.

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“A project such as this, taken on with help from family and grandchildren, will hopefully be a long-term memory that they’ll always remember and maybe cherish,” Virginia said. “It’s a special thing in our family now because we made it ourselves.“

The result is a stunning vision from a fairytale.

Their home has become a real-life gingerbread house — complete with giant gumdrops, peppermint swirls, candy canes, huge cookies, and an oversized gingerbread man.

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The best part of having a real-life gingerbread house? Watching the children’s reactions.


Virginia shared, “When they come up to the house and they look at things up close and, honestly, the twinkle in their eyes is just magical. I love to see that it catches their imagination.”

Source: Good News Network