Victorian confection

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Green Valley was a picture-perfect colonial town and the Kramer house was a neat old place in an expensive part of it. It was a Victorian confection with fish-scale tiles on the roof and a bunch of turrets and porches all painted white, sitting on a couple of acres of emerald lawn.

What is a Victorian confection? Is this in reference to the house?

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    Random House Dictionary: confection: something, as a garment or decorative object, that is very delicate, elaborate, or luxurious and usually nonutilitarian.

    So it's a rather ornate Victorian house, although "ornate Victorian" may be a redundancy. Certainly, some of the "confections" of Victorian homes is not particularly utilitarian – it's there for show rather than function.
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