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Treat Yourself: 5 Real-Life Gingerbread Houses Tailor-Made for the Holidays

Of all the holiday pastimes, building gingerbread houses is quite possibly our favorite—after all, it’s an activity that combines our passion for cute homes with our love of sweet treats. Of course, we’d be into that!

In fact, we’re so fond of gingerbread houses that we got to thinking: Wouldn’t it be downright delightful to live in one?

Luckily, our dreams aren’t so far off from reality—gingerbread-style homes actually do exist. Dating to the late 1800s, these decorative cottages are known for their lacelike trims, elaborate embellishments, and brightly painted hues.

And here’s the best gift of all: Five of these festive homes are on the market right now. Just beware: The architecture is not edible!

234 Randolph Ave, Cape Charles, VA

Price: $775,000
Blue beauty:
This ocean-hued house is just two blocks from the beach. Built in 1892, the five-bedroom home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 2,128-square-foot home has been completely renovated, with period details like moldings, cornices, and marble fireplaces all well-preserved.

New flooring, updated baths, and an open kitchen now grace the place, and a lovely primary bedroom can be found on the first floor. Outside, there’s a fenced backyard and off-street parking for three cars.

Best of all? It’s located in a popular getaway area, so it can be used as a vacation rental with “outstanding earning potential.”

Cape Charles, VA

1361 Pebble Dr, Graham, NC

Price: $535,000
Noble in North Carolina:
Although this place was built in the 1980s instead of the 1880s, the design features everything we love about historic Victorians.

A spacious front porch with columns, the gorgeous gingerbread trim, and an ornate fireplace are among the highlights of this delightful dwelling. The four-bedroom, 3,666-square-foot home features a living room with an oval fireplace, a sunroom, and a newer kitchen.

Graham, NC

346 College Ave, Carlinville, IL

Price: $286,000
Brick bargain:
Built in 1900, this beautiful home is a true treat thanks to the eye-catching gingerbread trim.

And it’s a huge bargain, too. The large six-bedroom home measures 6,595 square feet, which means it’s priced at a paltry $43 per square foot.

Highlights include a finished lower level with a rec room, bar, and kitchenette. On the main floor, there’s an open living room, large kitchen, and a double-sided fireplace shared with the dining room. Other features include a primary bedroom on the main level, a sunroom, and an office. Set on nearly an acre, the large lot includes a patio and lawn.

Carlinville, IL

2601 College Ave, Fort Worth, TX

Price: $659,500
Fantastic farmhouse:
Here’s a rare opportunity to own a piece of Fort Worth history. Lovingly maintained by the owners for 30 years, this Victorian-style farmhouse features gingerbread lattice, stained glass, and bay windows.

Inside, the three-bedroom floor plan features a living room with a fireplace and dining area. Just adjacent, an open kitchen features glass doors that open to a deck.

The home’s oversized lot includes a fenced yard.

This property is being offered at a discount: After about a month on the market, the price was cut by $19,000.

Fort Worth, TX

104 Greenville St, Abbeville, SC

Price: $427,199
Historic home:
Built in 1881, this adorable abode is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The exterior features its original Victorian gingerbread trim. Restored rooms in the four-bedroom residence feature fireplaces with ornate mantels, 12-foot ceilings, and original pine floors.

Other highlights include the main bedroom with a walk-in closet and updated baths with original claw-foot tubs. Outside, the fenced yard includes a new deck and an antique barn.

Abbeville, SC

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