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155 Illawarra Road Marrickville 2018 - 2022


Architects Neil & Heidi of Mackenzie Pronk Architects have teamed with Designer Joscelyn Tarr and her partner Thomas Hume of Make Projects to develop 155 Illawarra Road Marrickville. 


Crossroads Partners were formed to purchase and develop the property for their own 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 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 street presentation was retained and restored to original condition, within a number of changes to improve the amenity of the property and to formalise the commercial and residential uses. The completed project presents a restored 1890 heritage shopfront space with a generous one bed apartment above, to the south the existing residence has been expanded to a 3 bedroom home with two living spaces, each apartment will have a garage accessed from the rear lane. A subdivision application was approved thereby creating a new lot. 


A dilapidated single residence and shop has become a contemporary commercial space with shop top housing above and a three bedroom residence beside. The project aimed to incorporate recycled elements, energy efficient systems and Ecologically Sensitive design principles; from the employment of PV panels on the rooftops, Invisia Low CO2 concrete, recycled bricks and timber flooring. 155 Illawarra Road Marrickville will become an iconic development of its type in the inner west.

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