House Portraits

A Gallery of Paintings: Craftsman, Bungalow, Historic and More Across the USA

  • French Colonial Farmhouse - Rural Alabama
    French Colonial Farmhouse - Rural Alabama
  • Adobe Spanish Bungalow - Phoenix, Arizona
    Adobe Spanish Bungalow - Phoenix, Arizona
  • Craftsman - Little Rock, Arkansas
    Craftsman - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Log Cabin - Boulder, Colorado
    Log Cabin - Boulder, Colorado
  • Prairie Style Bungalow - Pasadena, California
    Prairie Style Bungalow - Pasadena, California
  • Queen Anne - Pasadena, California
    Queen Anne - Pasadena, California
  • Craftsman - Sierra Madre, California
    Craftsman - Sierra Madre, California
  • Spanish Revival - South Pasadena, California
    Spanish Revival - South Pasadena, California
  • Georgian Colonial - East Berlin, Connecticut
    Georgian Colonial - East Berlin, Connecticut
  • Bungalow - Cape Coral, Florida
    Bungalow - Cape Coral, Florida
  • Modern - St. Petersburg, Florida
    Modern - St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Victorian Rowhouses - Georgetown, Washington DC
    Victorian Rowhouses - Georgetown, Washington DC
  • Neoclassic - Georgetown, Washington DC
    Neoclassic - Georgetown, Washington DC
  • Spanish Mission Revival - Georgetown, Washington DC
    Spanish Mission Revival - Georgetown, Washington DC
  • Chicago Craftsman - Chicago, Illinois
    Chicago Craftsman - Chicago, Illinois
  • Queen Anne - Crown Point, Indiana
    Queen Anne - Crown Point, Indiana
  • Tudor - Des Moines, Iowa
    Tudor - Des Moines, Iowa
  • Craftsman Bungalow - Louisville, Kentucky
    Craftsman Bungalow - Louisville, Kentucky
  • Folk Victorian - New Orleans, Louisiana
    Folk Victorian - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Colonial Revival - Bangor, Maine
    Colonial Revival - Bangor, Maine
  • Dutch Colonial - Annapolis, Maryland
    Dutch Colonial - Annapolis, Maryland
  • Historic Georgian - Annapolis, Maryland
    Historic Georgian - Annapolis, Maryland
  • Victorian Rowhouses - Boston, Massachusetts
    Victorian Rowhouses - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Historic Colonial - Harwichport, Massachusetts
    Historic Colonial - Harwichport, Massachusetts
  • Colonial Carriage House - Provincetown, Massachusetts
    Colonial Carriage House - Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Tudor - East Lansing, Michigan
    Tudor - East Lansing, Michigan
  • Dutch Colonial Revival - Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Dutch Colonial Revival - Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Foursquare Craftsman - Lansing, Michigan
    Foursquare Craftsman - Lansing, Michigan
  • Italianate - Traverse City, Michigan
    Italianate - Traverse City, Michigan
  • Tudor Bungalow - St. Paul, Minnesota
    Tudor Bungalow - St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Classic Revival Plantation Home - Rural Mississippi
    Classic Revival Plantation Home - Rural Mississippi
  • Colonial Stone Cottage - Rural Montana
    Colonial Stone Cottage - Rural Montana
  • Tudor - Omaha, Nebraska
    Tudor - Omaha, Nebraska
  • Spanish Revival Bungalow - Reno, Nevada
    Spanish Revival Bungalow - Reno, Nevada
  • Cape Cod Cottage - Manchester New Haven
    Cape Cod Cottage - Manchester New Haven
  • Beach Bungalow - Jersey Shore, New Jersey
    Beach Bungalow - Jersey Shore, New Jersey
  • Pueblo Revival - Taos, New Mexico
    Pueblo Revival - Taos, New Mexico
  • Modern Ranch Style - Long Island, New York
    Modern Ranch Style - Long Island, New York
  • Victorian Rowhouses - New York, New York
    Victorian Rowhouses - New York, New York
  • Bungalow Cottage - Asheville, North Carolina
    Bungalow Cottage - Asheville, North Carolina
  • Colonial Revival - Cincinnati, Ohio
    Colonial Revival - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Colonial Farmhouse - Rural Oklahoma
    Colonial Farmhouse - Rural Oklahoma
  • Craftsman - Portland, Oregon
    Craftsman - Portland, Oregon
  • Dutch Colonial Revival - Havertown, Pennsylvania
    Dutch Colonial Revival - Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Modern - Oreland, Pennsylvania
    Modern - Oreland, Pennsylvania
  • Georgian - Philadelphia Historic District, Pennsylvania
    Georgian - Philadelphia Historic District, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Colonial - Newport, Rhode Island
    Historic Colonial - Newport, Rhode Island
  • Colonial Rowhouses - Charleston, South Carolina
    Colonial Rowhouses - Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bungalow - Salt Lake City, Utah
    Bungalow - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Victorian Farmhouse - Rural Vermont
    Victorian Farmhouse - Rural Vermont
  • Craftsman - Alexandria, Virginia
    Craftsman - Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gothic Church Style - Alexandria, Virginia
    Gothic Church Style - Alexandria, Virginia
  • Cape Cod Cottage - Arlington, Virginia
    Cape Cod Cottage - Arlington, Virginia
  • Colonial - Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
    Colonial - Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
  • Modern River House - Mississippi River, Wisconsin
    Modern River House - Mississippi River, Wisconsin

A House Portrait is a Source of Family Pride

Original Photo

Original Photo
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Why a House Portrait?
Many of the people I meet and speak to, initially do not realize the personal satisfaction and pride that comes from having a portrait of their home. They spend many years or a few, doing the constant upkeep, making an improvement here and there, or maybe even some well-thought renovations to improve the house or the landscaping. They may have a fine old home in a wonderful historic neighborhood or maybe not.

But at first thought, they don’t think it is much or important until they see it represented as a work of art.

Pen sketch

Pen sketch
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In many ways the attitudes towards our homes reflect the attitudes we have about ourselves – we discount what is really there and undervalue it. Yet a home represents you, your lifestyle, your family and one can even say becomes an extension of your personality.

Just as we all value a family portrait for its sentimental and historic value, so it is with a house portrait. It immortalizes your home and all you have accomplished with it. It becomes a very cherished item, not just another painting on your wall.

Watercolor in progress

Watercolor in progress
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Here is what a few of my clients have said:

“When Leisa brought us the house portrait of our Craftsman style home, it exceeded our wishes and expectations. I was amazed at how well she was able to evoke the actual feel of our home. Leisa was a delight to work with throughout the process and listened to our thoughts and vision for the portrait. I still find it incredible that she was able to take our vision and put it to paper so beautifully. We are more than happy with the result!”
– P.L., Virginia USA

Watercolor in progress

Watercolor in further progress
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“What a warm, comforting feeling when I look at my house portrait. I can feel us in the living room in front of a fire on Christmas morning. I can smell turkey in the oven. I will pass my house portrait painting to my children who I have no doubt will pass it on to their children. Thank you!”
– D.W., New Jersey USA

“Thank you for our bungalow house portrait! The pen details of the house are very precise and the painting is a wonderful remembrance of many happy family memories. It makes a beautiful piece of original artwork for our home.”
– S.P., Wisconsin USA

Finished Watercolor

Final pen and watercolor painting
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The House Portrait Process
The process of creating a house portrait is quite simple. I am sent a photo or photos of the home from the perspective the client would like it to be painted or from different angles so I can see what will look best. I then combine two mediums in creating the house portrait.

First, I complete a pen drawing of the subject, ensuring all details of the home and garden are included.

Second, I do a watercolor painting on top of the drawing to bring out the life and uniqueness of the home and surroundings. Being that water is used instead of opaque white paint, one can create that magical translucent quality of watercolors but still see the pen details underneath.

The result is a beautiful and evocative work that makes your home in to a work of art!

Framed House Portrait

Framed house portrait
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The Cost of a House Portrait
My usual price range for a house portrait is $350 to $650, depending on size and framing. Other factors can also effect the price, such as larger sized paintings (which I usually recommend for larger homes and gardens). Just as personal tastes vary, every home is uniquely different. so it is best to contact me directly so that I can answer all of your questions. Call me or click a contact link on this page and I will get back to you promptly.

Thinking of a House Portrait, Talk to the Artist
If you are reading this, you have obviously come to this page because you are interested in a house portrait either for yourself or as a gift. I would love to talk to you about your thoughts and desires for a house portrait.

To contact me, please fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you quickly. Or if you prefer, you can call me at 703-598-7360.


To see more of my house portrait work, click an image below to go to the house portraits gallery of your choice

Much of the art work I do is commissioned art. These are unique personalized paintings of people, homes or places that have special meaning to you or a family member or friend.

COMMISSIONED ART: Go to Leisa’s Commissioned Art Page

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