This fully dimensional ‘holiday house’ sites a footprint of 17ft wide x 12ft high and 5ft deep. It is a split-level design created with fairy-tale style architecture. It is complete with scalloped lapboard siding, candy-cane support posts, and faux snow. A faux chimney tops the piece, along with a cute gingerbread style dormer window. Of course we had to add Santa’s boots coming out of the chimney with his stuffed velvet red gift bag right next to him.
A total of 10 shadow-box display spaces were created with clear acrylic windows to provide space for each of the celebrity chefs gingerbread houses. Each display space has LED light strips to create indirect featured lighting. This is definitely a piece that will catch everyones attention as they walk by, and hopefully help raise a lot of money for the Florida Hospital Transplant Foundation.
A functional mailbox was added to the side of the house along with a flicker flame street lamp. Donations are suggested, but not required for guests to cast a vote for their favorite gingerbread house by dropping their votes into the mailbox. The money raised will be donated by Rosen Shingle Creek in the winning chef’s name. The Florida Hospital Transplant Institute strives to help Central Floridians in need of organ transplants. The Florida Hospital Transplant House provides a ‘home away from home’ for patients and their families during treatment and recovery.
Every penny counts and every penny is appreciated in an effort to provide the comprehensive services offered by the Florida Hospital Transplant House.
Check out the progress pictures below of this piece being made!