St. John's is famous for its colourful downtown row houses, and Jellybean Row celebrates this distinctive architecture with a series of collectible art pieces, available in stretched canvas and plaque mount, in four different sizes, from "awww" small to "OMG" massive. We also produce a unique Jellybean Row mailbox, and other products including t-shirts, gift tags and greeting cards.
There are 16 house designs in the series with a new one added every year, on average. They are based on real houses on some of the oldest streets in North America. The original designs are created by artists Lisa McKay and Allison Earle, with art direction by company owner, Geoff Meeker.
Customers select the colours and styles to their tastes and hang them as they like, creating their own Jellybean Row arrangement.
Jellybean Row houses are produced on plaque mount in two sizes: small, measuring 4.5” wide by 8” high, and large, measuring 9” wide by 16” high.
The stretched canvas pieces are available in three sizes: medium (10” wide by 16” high), large (15" wide by 24" high) and super-size (20" wide by 32" high). The 2” sidewall on the canvas is used to full effect, showing the side of the house and creating a 3D look that literally pops out of your wall.
The houses have also been redesigned for Christmas, with snow, decorations, and a subtle dusk light that accentuates the warm glow in the windows.
Perhaps our single most popular item is the Jellybean Row Mailbox, featuring our more popular houses and colours, printed on durable exterior vinyl and mounted on a 16-gauge galvanized steel mailbox.
We have worked to retain the architectural accuracy of our houses, and this is reflected in the details. The authenticity of Jellybean Row was recognized by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, who were one of our first supporters and continue to market Jellybean Row (small pieces only) at all their Historic Sites gift shops on the Avalon Peninsula.
If you’re in St. John’s, be sure to visit the Jellybean Row Shop & Gallery at 245 Duckworth Street, 2nd floor (next to Tim Horton's). We are always happy to talk about the history of the downtown rowhouses, and how they came to be painted in such bright colours. Hint: there is a lot of myth surrounding this cultural phenomenon. And “Jellybean Row” is not a specific street; it is a nickname given to the entire downtown area, where the houses are so prevalent.
To order, please click “Store” or “Build & Buy.” If you have questions, please call (709) 691-0632.