Story Of My Houses Watercolour Illustration

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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!


Hand-drawn, digitally printed to order on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper. We won't include people, cars, dustbins, satellite dishes etc, but let us know in your notes if you want anything else removed or added.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.

Hand drawn illustrations

Each illustration is drawn by hand by our team of talented artists in our studio in North Devon. We colour and digitally print on acid free, fine grain artists paper. 

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

Drawn from your photograph

We can draw whatever building you like! Simply upload your photo to the order form above. We will draw from the perspective of your image.

If you don’t have a photo, use Google Streetview - 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 email it to us, or contact us and we will do it for you. 

For public venues, you can send weblinks to online photos.


"Absolutely loved this, such a beautiful gift and can’t believe how great the end result was! Speedy production and delivery too which was brilliant. "

Rose Kavanagh (Goole, GB)

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Contemporary Wooden Frames

After printing, we mount all our illustrations in high quality bevelled white mounts.
Wooden frames are also available, all handmade in the UK from solid wood in black, white or oak, and provided with integrated hanging hooks and Pilkington glass (extra large frames are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery.)

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews

Loved my pic just like the previous ones

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.