Craftsmen, Tudors, Colonials, Cape Cods and more architectural styles captured in East Grand Rapids Collection.
Grand Rapids, known as the City of Churches, has always had a soft spot for eye-catching architecture. Nestled just 20 miles east of Lake Michigan, the second largest city in Michigan is home to a diverse selection of beautiful neighborhoods and suburbs, both historic and eclectic but still growing with modern styles; seemingly paying homage to the designers who paved the way. One of these communities is East Grand Rapids. one of the oldest suburbs in Kent County. It sits on Reeds Lake, named after the Reed family who founded the city back in the 1830’s. It boasts a variety of home styles and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating each of the forty original house portrait paintings.
On with the tour. Please enjoy my series of original East Grand Rapids pen and watercolor home portraits!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of East Grand Rapids homes and noted the wealth of architectural styles and amazing diversity that exists on every street in this tight knit community. I applaud the homeowners of East Grand Rapids that have taken so much care to maintain the historic integrity of their homes. After all, every historic home has its own story and I have attempted to capture each of those stories with my pen and brush so that others can enjoy their beauty and legacy.
The majority of the original house portraits above are now displayed proudly inside the walls of these homes. If you would like your own home transformed into an work of art, reach out to me as I welcome interesting commission requests.