Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Fletchers Real Estate for the purpose of advertising 26 Highview Gve., Burwood in 1994
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
This property is listed as having sold for $160,250 in 1994
Since being sold the land has been redeveloped, with nothing remaining of the house depicted in this drawing.

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 26 Highview Gve., Burwood East. An angled birds eye view from the street of a weatherboard house and carport. Extending to the backyards with pool, pagoda, and shed in the background.
There are two hole punch holes on near the left edge.
There are some crinkles in the paper near the top centre of the work.
There is a two centimetre long mark along the centre top edge.

Inscriptions & markings

26 Highview Gve., Burwood E
Margaret Picken -94
Woodards B/Burn