Aussie director Baz Luhrmann is selling his quirky townhouse for $27.3m

Baz Luhrmann’s New York townhouse is exactly what you’d think an award-winning, quirky-style director’s home would look like.

Baz Luhrmann’s New York townhouse is exactly what you’d think an award-winning, quirky-style director’s home would look like.

The mastermind behind ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’ and ‘Moulin Rouge’ as well as his upcoming biopic ‘Elvis’ is selling his New York townhouse for a whopping $20 million ( A$27.3 million), The Publish Reports.

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The Australian-born filmmaker originally bought the five-story townhouse for $13.5million in 2017.

Consisting of six bedrooms and five bathrooms, the renovated house was originally built shortly before 1925 and has nearly 800 m² of living space.

The house includes its own elevator which offers stunning views of Stuyvesant Square Park, according to the listing. It was last renovated in 2019 under the management of Luhrmann.

Features include a three-bay facade, arched doors and windows, a cast iron balcony and a paneled cornice.

“It is the only Anglo-Italian house in the neighborhood that was not originally part of a row of narrow, uniform houses,” the listing reads.

Other specific features throughout the home include extremely high ceilings, hardwood floors, a grand spiral staircase, five fireplaces (one of which is wood-burning), arched doorways, skylights, and original moldings. .

The eat-in kitchen includes a pantry, marble counter tops and painted pine cabinets. From the kitchen you can access the private backyard.

The formal dining room features a wood-burning fireplace.

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Moving on to the living room, the ceilings are 4.9m high with a floating staircase. The rear living room level is currently dedicated to the master suite, which has an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and private terrace.

Three of the bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the third floor, along with the laundry room and a separate living room.

On the fourth floor there is an independent suite with a living room, a bar, a gym, a bedroom and a bathroom.

Before Luhrmann moved in with his family, famed jazz tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan and his wife Sandy Jordan had lived in the fourth-floor studio for decades.

Finally, the basement is accessible by the elevator, the interior stairs or a private entrance under the porch. Basement features include a screening room, access to the garden, additional laundry room and an additional bedroom with a separate entrance.

Luhrmann has been married to decorator Catherine Martin since 1997, with whom he has two children.

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Portions of this story first appeared in The Post and have been republished with permission.