Cartoonist’s Heathmont residence is for sale

May 22, 2018 by  

A Heathmont house that once belonged to a famous cartoonist has hit the market.

William Ellis Green (WEG) once lived in the heritage-listed Heathmont house. The renowned cartoonist employed the building as a study and as a home. Although the Heathmont house of WEG has changed hands since his death, the four-bedroom structure is still associated with the productive artist.

According to a database on the heritage of Victoria, WEG inhabited the dwelling for approximately half of his working life. In 1987, he was living in Heathmont when he produced some iconic sporting posters.

WEG made posters for Melbourne’s Herald Sun for many years. A children’s hospital gained a significant sum of money from his efforts, and he also produced illustrations for a series of cricket books.

The house was built with the needs of WEG in mind. Designed by Melbourne-based Chancellor & Patrick, it is located at Aringa Court. Constructed back in the 1960s, it addressed the requirements of the cartoonist until he passed away during the course of 2008. According to CoreLogic records, the house fetched over $700,000 in 2013.

The former residence of WEG is due to be sold via auction in June. The hope is that the refurbished building will sell for a minimum of about $1.6 million. Brochure printing can be useful in attracting bids in the property sector.

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