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Gnarly Gingerbread

December 21, 2010

Gingerbread architecture, 2010

A little funky. Hard to heat. No shower upstairs. Small, oddly shaped closets. But after 107 years this Portland house still makes passersby stop and take a second look. Built with a view over the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition (a worlds fair that helped put Portland, and this home’s neighborhood in particular, on the map) it may not be LEED certified but it was constructed to the best standards of quality and beauty of its day.

My pencil sketch from 2001

This holiday season we recreated our our favorite Portland home in gingerbread, honoring the true sustainability that comes from building so well that a century later it still inspires greater art and craft in our lives and work today.

Happy Holidays to all.

– Brian & Carrie –

In the snow, January 2007

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