Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Box Hill for the purpose of advertising 4 Pilita St., Forest Hill.

Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.

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 4 Pilita St., Forest Hill, a two story brick and weather board house set back from a front lawn, with a driveway leading to a connected carport.
There are two hole punches centre of the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

4 Pilita St., Forest Hill
Margaret Picken '90
Woodards - Box Hill