It was a sugar cube house.
We built it for the Parade of Gingerbread homes here in Logan.
I guess someone who had been selected to participate a month earlier dropped out, so we were the substitute creators and were given about 12 hours and $40 to work with. 
It was delightful good fun!
And our house was prominently displayed at a local diamond store on main street.
Because our sponsors were in the diamond business, we thought sugar cubes would be an appropriate substitute to gingerbread. 
And with all those bright lights on the sugar it basically glittered in there.
And I was sad to see that row of houses in the trash last week, but what else do you do with a sugar cube house after the Christmas season has passed?