'Gingerbread Home' in DC on the Market for First Time - NBC4 Washington

'Gingerbread Home' in DC on the Market for First Time



    A gingerbread house in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is on the market for the first time in 87 years.

    O.F. Carlson ordered the 1,723-square-foot Barrington model home from a Sears catalog for his daughter, Dagmar Carlson, in 1929, The Washington Post reports. The home was between $2,329 and $2,606, according to an archive of the catalog.

    Clarissa Bonde, O.F. Carlson's great-granddaughter, is the current owner of the old English-style home. 

    The four-story home has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Bonde’s brother, Sheldon Leggett, renovated the house in 1989, reusing the original door hardware and sconces. 

    The kitchen and the bathroom were most recently updated in 2016. 

    According to the listing on The Washington Post, the exterior has brown shingles with yellow trim, a wood burning fireplace and patio. 

    Interested house hunters with the $1.19 million to spend can scope out the property at an open house Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. or Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.