The Sydney dwelling of TV journalist Edwina Bartholomew and author Neil Varcoe has come a good distance since they purchased it six years in the past. It’s much more spectacular when you think about that the three-bedroom property at 1 Abergeldie Avenue is among the oldest authentic homes in Dulwich Hill!
Again in 2017, it was stuffed with storybook appeal, and habitable sufficient that the couple determined to maneuver in with out renovating. However after three years of grappling with the dated property, they knew it was time to indicate the house some TLC.
‘Our canine ran by means of the again door at one level chasing a possum, so we had cardboard and gaffa tape holding it collectively for a bit,’ Edwina says. ‘It’s a lot nicer now!’
Edwina and Neil enlisted the assistance of structure and inside design apply Studio Esteta and Wynn Construct for the renovations. The preliminary plan was to merely replace the house whereas respecting its heritage roots but it surely didn’t take lengthy earlier than they have been reconstructing the entire home – as they quickly realised ‘there have been no beams supporting the second ground!’
Kate Nixon and her crew additionally labored extensively on the property’s interiors, sourcing a timeless mixture of furnishings, artwork, materials and equipment that helped tie the gorgeous renovation collectively.
‘We didn’t change an excessive amount of with the floorplan however fully overhauled the interiors, from sanding the ground again, to making a dramatic darkish blue examine and library on the entrance of the home,’ Edwina says.
Different updates included waterproofing all of the brickwork, making a glamorous new marble kitchen and a glasshouse-style terrace for entertaining. The couple additionally labored with Beck Colechin from Backyard Life to create ‘a fuss-free backyard’ that has survived the ‘terrors’ of their cattle canine, Mate.
Now, because the household turns their focus to remodeling a visitor home in nation New South Wales right into a boutique resort, they’ve determined to checklist their beloved abode on the market. And, along with lacking their pleasant neighbours and their avenue’s tight-knit group, Edwina says she’s additionally unhappy to say goodbye to their dwelling’s intelligent storage – saying, ‘we’ve actually considered a spot for every thing’ – and its historic aptitude.
‘I’ve liked sitting within the examine on the entrance studying a guide with the large bay window, or taking part in up on the terrace with the children,’ she provides.
‘We love that we’ve not solely renovated a home, however resurrected a home to final for one more century, and numerous different households.’
1 Abergeldie Avenue is listed on the market with Bresic Whitney Interior West and can go to public sale on Saturday March 18 at 9am.