The 9 Best Custom House Portraits To Celebrate Home Sweet Home

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Looking for a gift for a newly married or engaged couple, but stumped trying to find something meaningful? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for an on-point anniversary gift that’s just the right combination of unique, sentimental, and thoughtful? Whether it’s a gift for an engagement, housewarming, hostess, or anniversary, custom house portraits hit all the marks—after all, what place is more personal (and worthy of celebration) than the place a couple calls home!

From traditional watercolor portraits to graphic maps, we’ve included options for every couple and occasion. After all, a custom portrait should not only be tailor-made for the recipient but should also suit the taste and vibe of the lucky couple. Personalized gifts are special because they express thoughtfulness and love—just like that special place called home!

Read on for the best custom house portraits for every occasion and couple.

Mono Art and Design Custom Watercolor House Portrait

Custom Watercolor House Portrait

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This highly customizable digital watercolor house portrait from Mono Art and Design is available in a number of styles and formats— digital download, textured watercolor paper print, photo paper print, or high-quality canvas print. People and pets can be added to the portrait as well as a family name, address, or date.

Price at time of publish: $38 for a Digital Download

Tayjus Blueprint House Portrait

Blueprint House Portrait

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If there is a blueprint for happiness, then this gift is it! Made by Tayjus Designs, these blueprint portraits are created from photographs and can be personalized with names, words, or dates.

The professional, high-quality prints come in a variety of sizes and are available in a traditional blueprint blue background or a black background for a more bold, modern effect. Proofs are sent for approval, and prints can be matted and framed with various finishes available to suit one’s decor.

Price at time of publish: $33 for 5x7 inch Print

Minted Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

Courtesy of Minted

Having a custom drawing rendered and then letter-pressed seems like a whole lotta’ work but actually couldn’t be easier— and it’s an above-and-beyond gift to boot! This elegant letter-pressed house portrait from Minted is perfect for newlyweds or a couple who’s just purchased their first home.

Simply upload a photo of the home—a designer designated specifically to your project will create a line drawing, send proofs for approval, and then print your letter-pressed piece in the color of your choice. With a number of color and framing options available, the most stressful part of the process will be deciding what combination best suits the couple’s style!

Price at time of publish: $128

Imagine Attic Custom Papercut House Portrait

Custom Papercut House Portrait

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Everyone will be swooning over the intricate elements in this highly-detailed, full-color custom paper cut house illustration. Handmade by UK artist Nicola McGovern of Imagine Attic, layers of high-quality fine art paper are meticulously cut and assembled by hand.

They are then adhered with acid-free glue to create a textured, three-dimensional surface that is a stunningly accurate representation of a home— and all from a digital photograph! Portraits are available in three sizes and are signed and dated by the artist on the back.

Price at time of publish: $154 for Small (A6) Illustration

Gary Slocombe Designs Personalized House Portrait Papercut

Personalized House Portrait Paper Cut

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Truly one-of-a-kind, these handmade paper-cut house portraits make a sweet and sentimental housewarming gift. Made from high-quality white card and mounted on the colored paper background of choice, each paper cut is made to order and carefully and lovingly crafted by hand from a photographic reference by UK artist Gary Slocombe.

A family name, name of the house, or quote can be added to the portrait as well. Choose from a white, black or light wood frame to complete the piece. 

Price at time of publish: $109

Basketful of Grace Home Coordinates Map

Home Coordinates Map

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Love marks the spot! Printed in ink on paper, this high-quality map illustrates in detail that place called home with a red heart, marking the spot where love resides. It's highly customizable too—choose from a house, heart, or circle-shaped map.

Include a name, date and geographical coordinates of the home to make it truly special. Framing options are available for a finished piece that’s truly touching.

Price at time of publish: $45 for Print Only

Custom Artwork by Dori House Portrait

Custom Watercolor House Portrait by Dori

Courtesy of Amazon

It’s true, you really can get anything on Amazon, including a custom watercolor portrait of a house! Dori Olchvary, an artist based out of Massachusetts, will create a detailed watercolor house painting from a photograph.

Can’t decide which photo you want to be immortalized as artwork? Not to worry—Dori offers free consultations. Together you can choose the image that will translate best into a stunning watercolor worthy of hanging on the wall.

Price at time of publish: $130

Inkifi Instagram Framed Print

Instagram Framed Print

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Let’s be honest— these days we all put our best photos up for friends and family to ogle on social media, and stunning pictures of your home are no exception. So why not make those photos into something tangible that can be enjoyed in real life? Meet Inkifi— the online platform that turns the most stellar Instagram pics into wall-worthy artwork.

Print anything from a single image to a graphic montage of photos directly from your Instagram feed or digital camera with just a few quick clicks. Simply upload the photo of the house to Inkifi, choose a frame, hit print and voila—instant wall art!

Price at time of publish: $69

Paperfinger Custom Calligraphy House Portrait

Custom Calligraphy House Portrait

 Courtesy of Paperfinger

Beautifully delicate and perfectly whimsical, these calligraphy house portraits by Bryn Chernoff of Brooklyn based calligraphy studio, Paperfinger, will leave you swooning.

Send the studio a picture of the home, and Bryn will create a custom illustration. It is then printed on 100 percent cotton Savoy card stock and mailed to you within one week. Add words, a name, or a date to complete the personalized gift.

Price at time of publish: $275 Black and White Print Only

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