For the 2021 Holiday Season, Flamingo Estate recruited close collaborator and comrade Kelly Wearstler to imagine a gingerbread house, in the words of editor Pei-Ru Keh, “bound to astound even the most jaded of bah humbuggers”.
The limited edition mid-century modern gingerbread house (only 100x in production) was built by Balthazar’s pastry chef Mark Tasker. All benefits were donated to Create Structure, a non-profit organization dedicated to building sustainable housing for communities in need following natural disasters. “Let’s build a type of gingerbread house we would actually like to live in.” Flamingo Estate's founder Richard Christiansen tells Wallpaper.
For those who aren't familiar, Flamingo Estate is a home designed for radical pleasure.
In the early 1940s, a determined pair of young renegades arrived in California to realize their vision of an earthly paradise. High atop the hills of Los Angeles, hidden by a lush orchard and dense gardens, the flamingo-pink estate became a hedonistic enclave of sun-worship, folk mythologies, and psychedelic remedies —
a secret haven for wild alchemy in the City of Angels.
Now Flamingo Estate is the home of Richard Christiansen, and, in the spirit of its origins, a radical celebration of pleasure from the garden. The brand carefully cultivates Mother Nature’s wildest, most precious gifts, at a time when we need them most.