Starting in the decades before the American Civil War and continuing into the Victorian Era, gingerbread architecture was a popular addition to American cottages and houses. This was not the Gothic look of some late Victorian architecture but a more whimsical look. Typical of the style was white pointed details surrounding the front door or windows. Decorated roof lines and fancy scrollwork on porches were also common.
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Storybook scrolls, frothy trim and sweet colors make these homes look good enough to eat