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Edwardian Villa - Laurel-Bank, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Edwardian Villa - Laurel-Bank, including interiors
Other name/s: Edwardian villa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 323 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
323 Livingstone RoadMarrickvilleMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The significance of the house lies in its association with the Mackey family and its original and well maintained character.
Date significance updated: 12 Jan 12
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Physical description: This large Federation period villa is on a sandstone base. The walls are plastered to imitate ashlar coursing with a decorative cast iron balustrade, bracket and frieze panels. While these features are more typical of the late Victorian period, the pitched slate roof with terracotta ridging is more typically Edwardian or Federation. The intact chimneys are an important feature. The house stands on a larger block with mature planting which partly obscures the house from Livingstone Road. The entrance steps and pillars are also a pleasing feature.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:01 Mar 99
Modifications and dates: An early garage has been added to the property with a more recent garage door. Otherwise, there are minor modifications to the building.
Current use: Residential


Historical notes: Edward Mackey, an alderman on Marrickville Municipal Council from 1918 to the early 1930's and Mayor during 1926, moved to the area in 1903 residing at "Holmwood". In 1906 he moved to "Laurel-Bank" which he had built next door. The house remained in the Mackey family until 1939 when the present owner took up residence.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is intact and retains it's integrity.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

General maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I10412 Dec 11 2011/645 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19863.30Fox and Associates25 July 1985 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030172Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030172
File number: 3.30

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