Gingerbread house contest results are in!

Real Estate Agent with ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County 200509394

Drum roll please.....Here is our entry, a cardboard, non-edible gingerbread house, (per the stated rules.)  I am pleased to announce we won "Honorable Mention," essentially came in second place. As I was the appointed builder, I was delighted I was able to keep the house. If we won, I would have signed over the deed to the Lincoln County Board of Reators. The house was complete with a listing sheet showing a 3 ft lot and 2 baths.


Both outhouse baths included a couple of tiny rolls of toilet paper. The house was listed fully furnished, had a sofa, table, hearth and many extras such as craftsman window sills and cloth curtains, door screens, all from recycled junk mail, scraps and old xmas items. The roof was made from a "seasoned" older box of lasagna noodles which had a special firmness perfect for roofing material.


Photo below was the winning entry, a re-creation of Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport Oregon.

Exceptional job, Martek Real Estate!!!!


Here are the other two entries, this seafood shop was my personal favorite.

gingerbread house

4 of 4 gingerbread houses

The competition was fierce!

The winner, Martek's fabulous lighthouse, will be exhibited under a Christmas tree at a charity function at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. Proceeds go to Angels Anonymous, an organization which helps Samaritan Communities hospital in Lincoln City.

Hats off to all who participated in this wonderful contest, I hope we do it again next year!


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Comments (4)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Barbara Le Pine - That is a very cool contest. Congrats on Honorable Mention. You are right, I can see all the work that goes into building a ginger bread house!

Nov 17, 2018 04:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara -very creative but too bad(probably a smart idea) that the rules stated non-edible. 

Nov 17, 2018 04:55 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Your team did a great job Barbara, Congratulations on your second place award. Wish these were edible then everyone wins 

Nov 17, 2018 04:34 PM
Barbara Le Pine
ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

Sherry,  Took so much time to build that I am glad I got started early, will start even earlier if they hold another contest next year. Thanks for visiting!


Michael, this was so much fun I plan to build a small edible gingerbread house that can be eaten as a dessert after Christmas dinner.


Debe, Those other houses were certainly a tad more edible than my cardboard version!

Nov 17, 2018 10:27 PM