Pine Drive

Anyone up for a brisk walk around Christmas Lake along Pine Drive?  We can stop and admire this "famous gingerbread house," as the listing says.  This 1978 charmer could be nowhere else but in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Well, we've got the lake and a pretty pine tree, but our walkway between the house and the garage needs some Christmas cheer:

{Skona Hem}

Once inside, it's easy to see how the gingerbread house got its name:

What's not easy to see is the kitchen tucked back in the corner, but that means we're free to imagine it potentially looking like this:

This kitchen looks like a sweet fit. Plus, if you're going to have scallops all along your loft, you need to have some in the kitchen, too.

Again, it's hard to get a sense of the floor plan from the listing photos, but I think the area in front of the kitchen would make a nice dining space.  How cozy, tucked in by the fireplace like that.

That brings us to this mystery space, which I believe is the sunporch:

It definitely needs some cozy, especially of the Christmas variety.

{Pottery Barn}

Upstairs is this clean and bright skylighted bedroom:

Let's just it keep it clean and simple:

{Barbara Waltman}

Ok, clean and simple, and Christmasy!

{Barbara Waltman + Charlie Brown}

There.  Now before we finish our walk around the lake, we have one last thing to decorate: 

Now all of our gingerbread house is bedecked and be-bowed and we can get back to enjoying Christmas at the lake.  Hope you enjoyed our walk!


  1. Vicki,
    It would be so much fun to live in a place with such cute names, come summer, however, I might be looking for a summer getaway with a name such as Summer Breeze, California or Newport Beach! hahaha.
    I love the rooms you found to create a warmer, more festive home. I really liked the family room by Pottery Barn and I've always thought it would be wonderful to live near a lake.

    1. You know, Karen, I thought the exact same thing about the names. Well, I guess we need both summer and winter homes by the lake. I should have included some pictures with ice skates!

  2. Hi Vicki, those wonderful names just pull you right on in and speaking of pulling you in, those rooms.... wow! The kitchen and sunroom are both rooms that I wouldn't want to leave and that lake...oh, I would just love that... :)

  3. I love this lake and that it's in SANTA CLAUS! Seriously? Too good!! You always find just the right thing!! xo Kristy


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