Homes of Royal Oak, MI – House Portrait Collection

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House Portrait Collection of Royal Oak, Michigan!

I’ve painted homes from quite a number of Michigan communities and Royal Oak is right up there on my list of favorites! This east-side gem covers only about 12 square miles, but this little suburb of Detroit is bursting with history. I was pleased to see another town in this state be so passionate about preserving their historic architecture. This Royal Oak House Portrait Collection captures the tedious and preservative nature of the town’s homeowners and public officials!

Among the early settlers to the area (who were mostly farmers) was a man named Orson Starr. He would go on to become the township’s first manufacturer, most known for his production of cowbells. To this day, the Greek-Revival style home he built for himself in 1845 still stands at it’s original site on Main Street. Orson Starr’s home is registered as an official Michigan Historic Site and is a popular and interesting place for visitors.

As we take a cruise through the streets of Royal Oak, you’ll surely realize why the residents enjoy being apart of this wonderful little community. The neighborhoods offer a spicy blend of architectural styles, from towering Tudors to classic colonials. Join me on this journey through my Royal Oak House Portrait Painting Collection!

A delightful Tudor cottage on Washington St, built in 1941.
A Unique Tudor on Hendrie, built in 1927.
Charming 1922 Bungalow on Austin Ave.
A well-maintained 1923 Bungalow on California Ave, with beautiful summer garden.
A blend of architectural elements built into this newer home on Baldwin Ave.
A mix of Tudor and Dutch Colonial styles on Connecticut Ave, built in 1927. 
Attractive new home on Hawthorne with vibrant spring color.
Victorian farmhouse style home on Catalpa Dr, built in 1922.
Royal Oak House Portrait of a University Ave. home.
An interesting mix of styles on Fourth St. in Royal Oak.
This classicTudor on Hudson Ave. was built in 1924
Craftsman style home in Royal Oak on Irving Ave.
A Bungalow in autumn on Irving Ave.
Portrait of a Royal Oak Victorian on Catalpa, built in 1925.
A fun Colonial style on Smith Ave.
This unique home on Genesee was built in 1940
Colorful family home off Forestdale, built in 1941.
An elegant Colonial with standout landscaping and hardscaping on Cedarhill. It was built in 1954.
This home sits on Woodsboro in Royal Oak
A Craftsman Bungalow on Maple surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers.
A 1922 Colonial on Sunset Blvd. in Royal Oak!
Cottage on Pleasant St, built in 1943.
This unique home on Altadena drew my attention.
An elegant Georgian style on Lloyd Ave.
A unique Houstonia Ave. Tudor, built in 1927.
Royal Oak House Portrait of a classic Cape Cod on Linwood Ave. 
An interesting home on Maplewood, built in 1924.
Tudor cottage on Linwood Ave, Royal Oak.
Home on Woodland with Greek Revival elements.
Fall house portrait of a home on Glenwood.
A Craftsman style home in the summer on Benjamin Ave.
A welcoming Tudor on Arlington, built in 1928.
House portrait painting of Royal Oak home on Arden Place.
This 1949 brick Cottage sits on N. Verona Circle.
Home on Dundee Rd with fall colors.
An interesting home on York Rd, built in 1948.


Thank you so much for coming with me on this journey through my Royal Oak House Portrait Painting Collection!  Royal Oak is a town full of character and I look forward to adding more Royal Oak paintings to this collection. Please be on the lookout for more Michigan House Portrait Painting Collections to come, including a “Neighborhoods of The Greater Detroit Area” series!  Feel free to hangout around my site for a while if you’d like more house portrait paintings.