155 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, 2018, Mascot, NSW - In Progress
Architects Neil & Heidi of Mackenzie Pronk Architects have teamed with Designer Joscelyn Tarr and her partner Thomas Hume of Make Projects Sydney to develop 155 Illawarra Road Marrickville.
Crossroads Partners were formed to purchase and develop the property for their own residential use and to create an office in the restored former corner shop. On the doorstep of both the Marrickville towncentre, and the recently designated Inner West Council’s Sydenham Station Creative Hub – an entertainment and employment precinct where live music venues, small bars, restaurants and cafés thrive alongside traditional and creative industries.
155 Illawarra Road presents a worthy heritage exterior built in the late 19th Century. The original masonry building and overall street presentation will be retained and restored to original condition. A number of changes are proposal to improve the amenity of the property and to formalize the commercial and residential uses of the property.
This proposal aims to renew and restore the key original elements of the facade to its period detail and strata subdivide the property along the existing masonry division between the existing residence and commercial space. The completed project will create a restored 1890 heritage shopfront commercial space with a generous one bed apartment above and to the south the existing residence will be expanded to a 3 bedroom home with two living spaces, each apartment will have a quality easily accessible garage accessed from the rear lane.
155 Illawarra Road Marrickville will become an iconic development of its type in the inner west.