Origin Architects, the architectural firm located inside MainStreet America, completed its seasonal project of a life-sized gingerbread house. The firm designed the holiday house for MainStreet America’s annual tradition of Christmas on MainStreet, which is being held every Saturday till Dec. 20.

Javier Medina, principal of Origin Architects, said designing and building the gingerbread house was a project his firm took very seriously. Constructing the house took a little more than a week to complete, using PVC pipes for the candy cane chimney stacks, plywood cornice work, scalloped composition shingles simulating a candy roof, as well as a textured fiber cement board siding to simulate gingerbread walls.

Allison Dittfurth, the interior designer who manages the Design Center at MainStreet America, was utilized not only during the color selection portion of the project, but also served as the Origin Architect’s “Resident Construction Supervisor,” managing the painting and decorating of the gingerbread house and doing most of the work herself.

The completion of the project happened just in time for the opening night of Christmas on MainStreet, which took place on Nov. 29, where hundreds of people assembled for a night of fun and festivity.

Come to MainStreet America to visit this elaborately built gingerbread house and visit MainStreetAmerica.com/Christmas for more information about Christmas on MainStreet. Also, click the GIF below to see the gingerbread house be created to completion.