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Stanley St, Marrickville


David Boyle Architect


Albatross Constructions



Products Used:

Reused Brick - R & B Brick Supply & Brick Matching, Gert Brown & Federation Face mixed (Dry pressed solids)

Building Contractor:

Albatross Constructions

Photography Credits:

Brett Boardman

The project included the subdivision of the property into 3 torrens title lots, 2 fronting Stanley Street and 1 fronting Lilydale Street. The existing Federation bungalow has been retained and has been converted into 2 semi detached houses. A new single storey house is constructed at the rear of the site fronting Lilydale Street.

This submission focuses on the front houses. An unsympathetic mansard roof has been replaced with a contemporary but sympathetic new upper level façade. The keystone brickwork and stucco is seamlessly extended in an abstract composition sympathetic to the Federation base. The proportion of the wall to window ratio on the upper level creates a more solid appearance akin to the neighbouring terrace houses and an appropriate response to its northerly orientation.

Brickwork is corbelled and chamfered in a decorative way to create a double height keyhole opening for the entry verandah of #12 Stanley St. The brick and stucco pillars to the existing ground level porch have been extended to create an upper level balcony over the existing porch to #14 Stanley St. This project was recently awarded the 2015 Marrickville Medal in recognition of the conservation of cultural heritage of Marrickville.