Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Fletchers Real Estate for the purpose of advertising 7 Alfred Rd, Burwood in 2000
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
This property is listed as having had unit 10 sell for $404,000 in 2000

Trained as a cartographic draftsman within the mining industry, Margaret Picken is an artist who worked producing property illustrations for real estate agencies in eastern suburbs of Victoria from 1983-2005. Retiring from the industry as technological changes favored coloured photography over illustrations, and commissioning companies over sole contractors.


This artwork is of Historical Significance as a record of local domestic architecture.

Physical description

A black ink line drawing on drafters film by Margaret Picken, of 9 Tainton St., Burwood. A single story brick bungalow, with roofed porch wrapping around the font left corner of the house. A Picket and brick fence borders the front yard, and opens to a brick driveway on the left. Shrubbery growing in front of house and along the fence.

Inscriptions & markings

7 Alfred Rd., Burwood
Margaret Picken © 2000
Fletchers Real Estate