10/04/2012 07:49 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2012

Residents Stunned By Prize Winning Artist's Gingerbread House

Grayson Perry, a Turner prize-winning artist, unveiled the highly unusual fairytale plans for the home overlooking the River Stour estuary in the tiny Essex village of Wrabness.

The cross-dressing artist said the house, with its gold roof and green and white patterned walls, would tell the story of a mythical Essex woman called Julie and her difficult childhood, young love and career.

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