Custom House Portrait – Personalised Papercut

(4 customer reviews)


This custom house portrait papercut has featured in Brides and Apartment Therapy. Free UK postage. Gift wrap and USA shipping available.


Custom House Portrait – Personalised Papercut House Illustration

This custom house portrait makes a great housewarming, newlywed or new home gift. The personalised papercut house illustration is handmade in the UK from multiple layers of cut paper. It also makes a great unique gift for the person who ‘has everything’ or is difficult to buy for.

Imagine Attic features in The Pioneer Woman Magazine (Spring 2024), ‘The 9 Best Custom House Portraits’ on – “Everyone will be swooning over the intricate elements in this highly-detailed, full-color custom paper cut house illustration.”, ‘A Portrait of Home: Custom Home Illustrations from Etsy Artists’ article on (July 2017) – “These sculptures are made of layers of hand-cut, acid-free colored paper, meticulously assembled.” and Real Simple’s ‘The Ultimate Year-by-Year Anniversary Gift Guide’ (May 2021).

These personalised papercut house portraits are digitally designed, then created by hand, building up layers of quality fine art paper to create a 3D textured surface reflecting the colours and materials of the building. Tiny scissors are used to ‘draw’ with blocks of colour and the (sometimes wonky) hand-cut lines add a unique handmade quality to the artwork. Windows are cut out using a scalpel and tiny details are meticulously cut and assembled to keep as much of the character of the house as possible. Shadows give the illustration depth and reflections in the windows add interesting shapes. Simplified semi-abstract shapes of trees and plants break up the angular lines and add seasonal colour and more depth, with contrasting colours in the foreground and more muted tones in the distance.

House portraits are signed and dated on the back and are shipped unframed . The wooden frames in the photos are for illustration purposes only and are not included.

Customer Feedback (Feb 2021):
“I just received my Custom House Papercut Portrait and it’s gorgeous! It’s very well done and I can’t wait to hang it in my new home. My siblings gave me a gift certificate for a house portrait as a gift when I moved and sent the Brides article “The 12 Best Custom House Portraits” as a starting point to decide what I wanted. The example from Imagine Attic by UK artist Nicola McGovern was the one that I thought was the most creative, original piece of art and would best showcase my new house. Nicola was a pleasure to work with, very quick to reply to all my questions and was interested in making sure she captured my house the way I see it. Her attention to detail is reflected in her beautiful work. I highly recommend Nicola. I am pleased to own such a beautiful original art piece celebrating my new home sweet home!”

Personalised House Illustration Sizes

These custom house papercut portraits are available in 3 sizes, with or without white mounts (all sizes are approximate). The larger the size of the papercut, the more detail can be included.
– Large + Mount is mounted on a white card border which measures 40 x 30cm (16 x 12 inches).
– Large Unmounted (A4) measures 29.7 x 21cm (11.7 x 8.3 inches).
– Medium + Mount is mounted on a white card border which measures 30.5 x 25cm (12 x 10 inches).
– Medium Unmounted (A5) measures 21 x 14.8cm (8.3 x 5.8 inches).
– Small + Mount is mounted on a white card border which measures 22.5 x 17.5cm (9 x 7 inches).
– Small Unmounted (A6) measures 14.8 x 10.5cm (5.8 x 4.1 inches).

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like a different size as I can create a custom order for you.

How to Order A Custom House Portrait

Please select which size you require (mounted or unmounted) and add any personalisation requests when ordering. Then provide a good quality digital photo of the house via email to The higher the resolution of the photograph, the more detail can be included in the artwork. So for best results, make sure that when you zoom in to the photo details like the window frames remain distinct. Please let me know if there is anything you would like editing out of the photo. If you are unsure about the suitability of a photo, feel free to contact me before ordering for advice.

Current turnaround times for custom-made orders is 2-3 weeks (in addition to delivery time from Liverpool, UK). If your order is urgent, please let me know and if I have availability, I will prioritise your item.

House Portrait Gift Options

Gift wrapping with a personal handwritten message is available at checkout. If you would like to order a custom house portrait as a gift for someone and need it quickly or don’t have a high quality photo, you can purchase a House Portrait Gift Card which is emailed to the recipient with a gift code to redeem at a later date.

Postage and Packaging

Free UK postage via Royal Mail Signed For Delivery. USA shipping is also available. Custom house portraits are dispatched in a protective wrap and a strong cardboard-backed envelope.

Customers Outside the UK

If you would prefer to see this listing in your US dollars or your local currency, please see this Custom House Portrait from Imagine Attic on Etsy and make sure your location is specified in the settings. If your country is not currently included in the shipping destinations and you would like to order a custom house illustration, please contact me directly.

Additional information


Large + Mount, Large Unmounted (A4), Medium + Mount, Medium Unmounted (A5), Small + Mount, Small Unmounted (A6)

4 reviews for Custom House Portrait – Personalised Papercut

  1. Dawn Foster (verified owner)

    Its no exaggeration to say I have 100s of photos of the iconic New York building I work in. After commissioning a paper cut portrait of it, those photos are now transformed into a timeless piece of art by the very talented Imagine Attic. The detailed layers of the building itself, the trees, taxi, traffic lights and even the delivery guy capture the scene perfectly! Thank you for your attention to detail and the unique keepsake!!

  2. Gerard Hodge (verified owner)

    We are absolutely delighted with the paper-cut artwork created for us by Nicola, the artistry and craftwork involved is amazing. We were guided through the whole process with kindness and patience and could not be happier with the end result, a wonderful work of art.
    Thank you so much.

  3. Rita Cullen (verified owner)

    A wonderful piece of art, Nicola is so talented. I can’t recommend her enough.

  4. Jeremy (verified owner)

    great artwork – fast execution – suer approachable!

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