Howard Bonington is an architect whose career spanned more than four decades, and an artist who, while raising his family in Millwood, created over forty pen and ink renderings of historic and notable New Castle homes and landmarks.  Now retired and living on Cape Cod, Mr. Bonington continues his work, drawing from the rich history and the myriad sites and scenes offered by the locale.  He is also the creator of Aviation on Cape Cod, a volume of his pen and ink drawings of aircraft seen on the Cape over the years.

For some time, Mr. Bonington has offered residents of the Cape and its environs pen and ink drawings of their homes, which he can create from a photograph provided by the homeowner.  He has been kind enough to offer, through the New Castle Historical Society, an opportunity for interested residents of our area to purchase a pen and ink rendering of their own home based upon a photo they submit.  Drawings are 9” x 12” and make wonderful gifts for friends, family, or associates.

The price for the custom house portrait, is $398.44 ($375 plus 6.25% MA sales tax). Orders will be taken by the New Castle Historical Society. Upon receipt of order request:

  • Customers contact information will be provided to Mr. Bonington in order to begin the portrait process
  • No images or house details will be collected by the New Castle Historical Society
  • Payment will be made directly to Howard Bonington. Mr. Bonington is donating a portion of the sale proceeds to the New Castle Historical Society.

An original work by Howard Bonington is available for viewing at the Horace Greeley House.

If you would like to order a custom house portrait, please call  914-238-4666 or email


CHAPPAQUA FRAMING is offering a 
10% DISCOUNT on framing for Mr. Bonington’s House Portraits
Chappaqua Framing
1 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY