January 4, 2008

Selling Your House: Say It in Gingerbread
ranch style gingerbread house

This 1950s Ranch MUST be seen to be believed! Amenities included. A larger view.

With the housing market tanking, home sellers must devise new ways to attract buyers. I’d like to offer this suggestion: do it in gingerbread. When having an open house the smell of freshly baked cookies always adds an aroma of value. Adding ownership of this cookie at closing will be just the push your prospective buyer needs. I smell bidding war!

Well, we’re not selling our house but Susie and girls decided to construct a scale model replica of our 1950s ranch anyway. Using elevations from a recent renovation, my wife constructed the sides and the girls set out to decorate. I, being the professional photographer in a previous life, was tasked with documenting the finished model. As we are a multicultural family, matzot was were used for the hipped roof and garage doors.

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Wonderful! It’s a work of art. Can’t wait to see your renovations. I thought you were going to build ‘up,’ so I can’t picture what you’ve done.

Nice work, folks! Happy new year.

Posted by: christine hahn fisher on January 4, 2008 9:48 AM

That is a fantastic work of art, Susie. And what a wonderful way to include the girls in making art!!

Posted by: Nina on January 4, 2008 2:02 PM

Were. “Matzot were,” or even, “matzah was,” would be correct.

Posted by: Bob Bruhin on January 4, 2008 2:09 PM

Very cool! They are quite the artists!

Posted by: Kate on January 5, 2008 12:47 AM

Fabulous and AWESOME! Love it!

Posted by: Mary-Frances Main on January 5, 2008 11:10 AM

I think I should not have a house made of cookies because I love cookies and maybe I will eat it one morning with a nice cup of coffee :-)

Posted by: Steve on January 6, 2008 7:22 PM

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