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Opulent $11.8M Aussie Mansion of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin On Sale

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Photo courtesy Sotheby's International Realty.
Photo courtesy Sotheby's International Realty.

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin have put their 1880's Victorian manor in Darlinghurst, Australia, on the market for AU$16 million (~$11.8 million). Nicknamed "Iona," the nine-bedroom, 29,000-square-foot Sydney mansion with a massive pool and "memorabilia room" looks like the kind of place Jay Gatsby would buy once he finally settled down with a few kids; exquisite and restrained design minus the hedonistic party pad flourishes. The director and Oscar-winning, multi-talented designer, who recently collaborated on The Great Gatsby, made the decision to sell after planning a move to New York with their two children. The couple tried parting with the home and office of their Bazmark Production company, which they rented since 1997 and purchased in 2006 for AU$10 million, back in 2013, but quickly took it off the market.

As befitting the stylish power couple, their family home is quite stunning, with personalized wallpaper patterns and carpet designed by Martin, a white-themed master suite with a fireplace and sizable antique mirror, a gracious second-floor balcony, and a black-and-white office space. Built in the 19th century, the home has served as both the residence of the Lord Mayor as well as a private psychiatric hospital.

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