Capture a Home’s Story with a Custom Portrait

Montclair-based illustrator Kristine Lombardi paints whimsical likenesses of residences and businesses, set in the season of your choice.

For a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, commission Kristine A. Lombardi of Montclair to fashion a personalized home portrait. This award-winning, picture-book illustrator will create a whimsical likeness of a residence or business.

Lombardi’s depictions include architectural characteristics, plus specific elements such as landscaping, birds, woodland creatures and even a beloved family pet.

“I love the details of mansard roofs, intricate porticos and quirky turrets,” she says. “It’s these details that are fun to capture in each home portrait.”

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Portraits are drawn from photos and can be set in the season of your choice. Popular unframed art sizes include 11″ x 14″ and 12″ x 18″. Larger unframed portraits are also available. Prices begin at $395.

To request a home portrait, visit for details and to forward photos of the house. Typical turnaround time is three to four weeks.

When Lombardi isn’t painting home portraits, she’s illustrating greeting cards and creating products for the home décor market. She also teaches illustration at the Montclair Art Museum and instructs through community-outreach programs, where she works with budding artists of all ages.

To learn more, visit @storiedhouses on Instagram.

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