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Gingerbread House Pictures

Porches on Steroids

Our gingerbread house pictures are sure to give you lots of exterior trim ideas. Gingerbread is a term used by many to describe Victorian homes. Stick-style Victorian architecture was used after the Civil War whereby exterior surfaces were decorated with rather lavish and mostly superfluous trim.



No matter, Mary and I love the look of gingerbread on Victorian homes; we like to call them "porches on steroids"!

Pictures of Gingerbread Houses




Take note as you view our gingerbread house pictures that porch columns are thinner than classic columns and are only about 4.5 inches to 5.5 inches in diameter. They are turned and usually contain curves, balls, or spirals. Usually columns are only squared at the top and bottom from which to attach railings.

More importantly, see the house trim details that make it a gingerbread house! By using combinations of running trim, brackets, and spandrels, ordinary porches are turned into architectural masterpieces.



Gingerbread House - Cape May





Victorian Home Cape May




Gingerbread House with Blue and White Trim





Many Victorian homes combine elements of several different architectural styles and are not easily distinguished as one particular style or another. Victorian or gingerbread house neighborhoods can be found in many cities such as: Cape May, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Louisville Kentucky to name a few.



Gingerbread House - beautiful details on this gray home




Victorian Style Home with Lovely Gracious Porch




You can find Victorian homes almost everywhere. Richmond, Virginia, is nationally recognized as having the largest contiguous Victorian neighborhood in the U.S. Toledo, Ohio, not to be outdone, is said to have the largest collection of late Victorian homes.



Gingerbread House Pictures - exquisite trim





Gingerbread House with equal-sized upper and lower porches





Gingerbread House Pictures - wonderful trim and lovely hanging baskets




Love Victorian homes? You know we do!

We have some must see information and lots more pictures for you to see. Our Victorian Style Porches and Victorian Style Homes sections have plenty of photos from our trip to Cape May, New Jersey - well known for its Victorian architecture.

Also, don't miss our photo gallery showing your options for using Victorian style or gingerbread style exterior house trims!



Victorian front porch Porch pictures are filled with a myriad of front porch ideas; ideas you can use to create the porch of your dreams. See our most popular pictures of porches section.






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