Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 411 Mitcham Rd., Mitcham.

This property is listed as having sold for $695,000 in 2003

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 14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a two story brick house with connected carport and separate garage at the end of the driveway on the right. There are trees and small hedging across the front of the house.

Inscriptions & markings

14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham
Margaret Picken -97
Woodards - b/burn