Inside Edwina Bartholomew's $1.6million Sydney heritage home

Edwina Bartholomew has finally moved into her $1.6million heritage home in Sydney’s inner west.

After racing to finish the renovation before giving birth on December 18, the Sunrise newsreader has now settled in with her husband, Neil Varcoe, and their daughter, Molly.

The stunning property features its original floors, a spiral staircase and even a ‘secret door’ which leads into the family’s powder room.

Original floors, a spiral staircase and a 'secret door': Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew (right) and her husband, Neil Varcoe (left), have moved into their $1.6million Sydney heritage home

Original floors, a spiral staircase and a ‘secret door’: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew (right) and her husband, Neil Varcoe (left), have moved into their $1.6million Sydney heritage home

While work on the house is still ongoing, Edwina shared a photo of her almost-finished dining room, featuring a marble fireplace and bespoke drop lights, on Sunday.

The room has kauri pine floorboards from Tasmania, which are 150 years old and were an original feature of the house.

‘They’ve seen a lot of traffic over 150 years and sometime in the ’80s were stained an unfortunate shade of orange,’ Edwina said after having the floors professionally cleaned.

‘Now they look glorious and light and nearly ready for us to move back in!’

Stunning: After racing to finish the renovation before giving birth on December 18, Edwina has now settled in with her husband and their daughter, Molly. Pictured: the dining room

Stunning: After racing to finish the renovation before giving birth on December 18, Edwina has now settled in with her husband and their daughter, Molly. Pictured: the dining room

'In the '80s they were stained': The dining room, which doesn't yet have a table, has kauri pine floorboards from Tasmania, which are 150 years old and an original feature of the house

‘In the ’80s they were stained’: The dining room, which doesn’t yet have a table, has kauri pine floorboards from Tasmania, which are 150 years old and an original feature of the house

The kitchen, which boasts marble worktops and white cabinets, was one of the last rooms to be finished before the family moved in earlier this month.  

A black heritage spiral staircase outside the property was also completed around the time the couple moved into the house. 

‘Installed in record time,’ building firm Wynn Build posted to Instagram on December 17, just a day before Edwina gave birth to her child. 

Before: The kitchen, with marble worktops and custom cabinets, was one of the last rooms to be finished before the family moved in earlier this month

Before: The kitchen, with marble worktops and custom cabinets, was one of the last rooms to be finished before the family moved in earlier this month

After: Before giving birth, Edwina shared this selfie showing her finished kitchen behind her

After: Before giving birth, Edwina shared this selfie showing her finished kitchen behind her 

Impressive: The property boasts a 'secret door' leading into the family's powder room

Impressive: The property boasts a ‘secret door’ leading into the family’s powder room

In September, Edwina shared a picture to Instagram of her dog exploring the work-in-progress home, which showed a noticeable lack of plastering on the walls and ceiling.

But a more recent photo of the same area reveals that it is now almost finished.

Edwina has teamed up with architect and interior designer Felicity Slattery, from Studio Esteta, and builders Wynn Build for the project.

Despite promoting the companies on Instagram, she has stated there are ‘no freebies’ and she is just grateful for their hard work.

'Installed in record time': A black heritage spiral staircase on the exterior of the property was also completed as the couple started to get settled in December

‘Installed in record time’: A black heritage spiral staircase on the exterior of the property was also completed as the couple started to get settled in December 

Coming along nicely: In September, Edwina shared a picture of her dog inside the working progress, while stood at the top of the stairs

Coming along nicely: In September, Edwina shared a picture of her dog inside the working progress, while stood at the top of the stairs

Nearly there: The same space is now completely unrecognisable and almost finished

Nearly there: The same space is now completely unrecognisable and almost finished

On September 3, Edwina revealed the property’s history on Instagram.

‘Our heritage house is slowly getting there. It was built by the descendants of James Bloodsworth, the very first convict bricklayer,’ she said.

‘Bloodsworth was sent to New South Wales in 1788 as part of the First Fleet and was immediately appointed master bricklayer in the settlement at Sydney Cove.

‘He was responsible for building the very first structures in Sydney, including the first Government House. Bloodsworth was pardoned in 1790 and on 1 September 1791 was appointed superintendent of all the brickmakers and bricklayers.

‘The very next year he was offered rehabilitation to England, but he refused and stayed here for the rest of his short life.’  

'It was built by the descendants of James Bloodsworth, the very first convict bricklayer': On September 3, Edwina revealed the property's history amid the lengthy renovation

‘It was built by the descendants of James Bloodsworth, the very first convict bricklayer’: On September 3, Edwina revealed the property’s history amid the lengthy renovation 

Family home: Edwina, Neil and baby Molly appear to be settling in perfectly

Family home: Edwina, Neil and baby Molly appear to be settling in perfectly

'Meet Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe': Edwina gave birth on December 18

‘Meet Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe’: Edwina gave birth on December 18

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