Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrman and his wife, Catherine Martin, have listed their New York townhouse for $17.99 million. The couple, known for their extravagant films such as “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge!”, purchased the townhouse in 2017 for $13.5 million and renovated it in 2019. The property, featured in home publications including Elle Decor, boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and five fireplaces.
According to listing broker Steve Gold, the townhouse is the only Anglo-Italianate home in the area that wasn’t originally part of a row of narrow properties. Luhrman and Martin are looking to sell as their work, including filming Luhrman’s upcoming movie “Elvis,” has kept them primarily in Australia. They plan to continue developing shows to be shot in Australia and will be spending more time there due to their daughter’s decision to study in the country.
The townhouse, built in 1852, features a gated street entrance and a front garden leading to an entry hall. It includes a large eat-in chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, and high ceilings throughout. The main bedroom suite has an ensuite bath, a walk-in wardrobe, and a private terrace. Additional bedrooms, a living room with a bar, a gym, and a writing sanctuary used by Luhrman are located on the upper floors.
While the couple is sad to leave the townhouse, they look forward to embracing a more nomadic lifestyle and downsizing in New York. The future owner also has the opportunity to build additional space on the property, such as roof terraces with grand views.
Source: The Post, Realtor.com