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A Tasty Competition

To kick off the holidays, teams at Houzz HQ in Palo Alto competed the 2nd Annual Gingerbread Houzz Competition.

Houzz founders Adi and Alon were the distinguished judges. While they could agree on the winner – the whimsical “Up” Houzz by the Infrastructure team – they were so divided on the runner up that they awarded all other entries “second” place.

Here are a few of our favorites.


The Editorial team took the tiny house route with this house in a jar


One of the many engineering teams to participate used the Saint Petersburg Mosque as a source of inspiration, adding our unofficial mascot (the rubber ducky) outfront


It’s hard to tell from the photo, but this gingerbread house by the Data Operations team was outfitted with stained glass windows


“Our style this year was ‘Minimally Tasteful,” said Doug Durando of this house by the Industry Marketing team. “We brought it to life using dried orange slice shingles, dragée gum subway tiles, and a loose-leaf tea living wall. The latter feature gave the house a pleasantly floral scent, activating a sense often overlooked in gingerbread house competitions.”

We take gingerbread home decorating quite seriously!

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