Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread House

Street View

This year, Estella and I finally built the mid-century modern vegan gingerbread house we always wanted. We love the tract housing project Gregory Ain did in our own neighbourhood. The simplicity of the design is part of what makes them so amazing. Because of this and the fact that they were originally meant to be produced en masse, we thought this would be a good starter gingerbread house.

Wireframe
Wireframe of the house overlaid on top of the original blueprint. The wireframe was done using SketchUp.

Cardboard templates
Cardboard templates

Vegan Gingerbread Dough
Vegan gingerbread dough. [recipe]

Wall Cutouts
The walls cut out of the vegan gingerbread mix. The numbers and “this side up” arrows aid in construction.

Roof and Frontage Wall Baking
The roof and front wall in the oven. The gingerbread took 12 minutes to bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Assembling the House
We traced the floor plan onto parchment paper as a reference.

Placing the Roof
Placing the Roof

Installing the Awning Support Beams
Installing the Awning Support Beams

Installing the Doors and Windows
Installing the Doors and Windows

Closeup of the Entry
Entry

Overhead
It doesn’t really snow in Mar Vista.

Vash Supervises
Vash made sure we were true to the original 1940′s design.

Front Entry and Car Park
Front Entry and Car Park

Awning Detail
Awning Detail

Untitled

Full Set

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