Story Of My Houses Watercolour Illustration


A watercolour sketch of your houses, hand-drawn by artists in Devon and printed with your personalised text.

A gorgeous personalised illustration to remember past homes, favourite places or holiday homes. We can draw a single home, or up to five houses in one portrait (but please message us if you want more!)

How to provide a photo

Simply upload your photos to your order with the 'Upload Your Photo' options. If you are having problems email them to

To use Google Street View, go to, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to

What do you draw? We sketch from the perspective in the photograph and won’t include satellite dishes, dustbins etc - let us know anything specific in your enquiry. The sky and ground is coloured in our painterly watercolour style and digitally printed. The buildings and foliage are left white.

If you've asked for a digital proof, your illustration will be sent to you via email for you to check. We offer up to 3 amends to your original drawing. For further changes there will be an additional charge.

Want another style? See our other listings for house portraits, pencil sketches and detailed drawings. We also draw pets, people, sports stadiums, favourite places…

made from:
Hand drawn and digitally printed to order on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper. All prints supplied with a white, bevel-cut window mount.

Our frames are all handmade in the UK from solid wood - choose from 3 styles (see image thumbnail for colours). Supplied with integrated hanging hook and Pilkington glass (Extra large frames are glazed with high grade UV perspex for glare reduction and safe shipping).

1, 2 and 3 houses: Mount size 25.5x30.5cm (10x12”), image size approx 18x23cm (7x9”) 
4 and 5 houses: Mount size 21x42cm, each image approx 9x7cm.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Michelle Sicheri-Peel (Hampton, GB)
80th Birthday

I ordered the story of my houses for my dad. The 3 houses he had lived in. There was constant communication from Letterfest , which meant I got the houses in the order I wanted, exactly how I liked, with no qualms at all. When it arrived I was so pleased. I had ordered the oak frame and it set it off beautifully. When my Dad opened it, he loved it, and pored over all the details that had been included. Not only a big hit with him, but the guests at his party were intrigued and impressed with such a novel, but also thoughtful and personal idea. Not easy to find for someone that’s 80. I’m very very pleased. Also when the proofs were sorted it ran into me being on holiday and I requested that Letterfest delayed dispatch until I was back home. They did this with no hint of it being an inconvenience. I would highly recommend this company to any of my family or friends..

Sarah (Horsham, GB)

Excellent customer service, beautiful art work. Highly recommended.

Eleanor Lamont (Craigavon, GB)
Amazing present

Arrived really quickly and looks fab. It is a birthday present and I know the recipient will love it. I would have no hesitation recommending this company, I'll definitely use again. Thank you.

Christine (Dorking, GB)
Happy Customer

Very happy customer. This is my second purchase from Letterfest and each time I have been very pleased with my picture. I have recommend you to friends.

Joanna short (Glasgow, GB)
Story of my houses.

Love our picture of the three homes we’ve had as a family. Speedy response from letterfest. A great family gift.

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