architecture :: houses made of lace

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I imagine this "lacy" house must have taken forever to carve. Located in Siberia, Russia this is one of many fairytale houses carved in the early 1900's by talented craftsmen. In those days, these industrious russian "elves" flocked to Tomsk and other Siberian cities, and their art thrived. To create such carvings from wood was their way of honoring the Siberian forests and they competed to show off their most lavish wooden designs. Each piece of the gingerbread was painstakingly hand carved and then mounted on the building's facade.

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What an enchanting work of art. Dressed up with fancy doors and shutters carved like doilies and petticoat trim, this house is JUST COOL!

via englishrussia

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