I promised I’d put up a picture of this year’s effort, an accurate representation of the Pastry family home — and here it is, an absolutely photo-realistic edible representation of our hundred-year-old bungalow. People don’t realize how daring the architects and builders of central Kentucky were in 1905, but as you can see the details are competitive with the most extravagant motifs of Gaudí-inspired Catalan Modernism. Eat your heart out Josep Jujol!
Here’s the other side:
And the back. Note the intricate tile work reminiscent of the Casa Ametller by Josep Cadafalch:
It’s a heavy responsibility living in such an architecturally significant house. We scarcely dare hang even a Christmas wreath on the front porch, but as you can see we did. Here little Jo captured it in Twizzler and Lifesaver:
If you ever happen to be driving through metropolitan Louisville and come across us, feel free to take pictures, but please, try to refrain from posing on the lawn or porch as so many insensitive tourists will. Our house is a treasure we are all too happy to share, but we value our privacy.