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Woman turns her parents' home into a real-life gingerbread house (PHOTOS)

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

This could be our favorite holiday home transformation of the year

LA-based artist Christine McConnell decided to turn her parents' house into a life-size gingerbread house, and we can't wait to move in.

Fresh off the heels of the amazing Halloween-themed transformation she bestowed upon her folks' house in October, the talented Ms. McConnell is back with her Christmas rendition: She turned their humble abode into a life-size gingerbread house.

It's spot lit at night

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Complete with dripping frosting, candy cane-lined windows and trim and a few well-placed peppermint pinwheels, this amazing home is definitely in the Christmas spirit. As expected, McConnell has incorporated a few spooky elements — namely, having her nieces play the parts of Hansel and Gretel, who were, of course, lured into a witch's home by way of a candy-trimmed house. She tells ABC News that she even designed and created the costumes the girls are wearing.

My nieces Chloe and Keira played Hansel and Gretel. They're my favorite people

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McConnell spent a lot of time cutting, painting and hanging each element (made of foam board) into a perfectly planned-out ode to Christmastime, and for that, we are thankful.

This was the fun part

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The icing on the roof is actually a net she constructed out of nylon rope. She admits, in her caption, that getting it on the house was "tricky."

I made a nylon rope net to mimic an iced roof... Getting it on was tricky!

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She tells ABC News that the whole thing, from the design phase to creating the pieces and hanging them up, took a few weeks, but she did everything herself — even putting the nylon icing net on the roof and placing masking tape over the windows to create a "cottage" look to the home.

I decorated my parents house for Christmas

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It's absolutely incredible, and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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