Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin List Epic Stuyvesant Square Townhouse
Some four years after Australian showbiz power couple Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin photographed their “artistically curated” Manhattan townhouse for Elle DecorationFrequent creative and professional collaborators have brought the lavishly appointed Stuyvesant Square residence to the market with a asking price so close to $20 million that it might as well be $20 million.
The couple bought the 19th-century Anglo-Italian house, originally built by a Brooklyn merchant, nearly five years ago in 2017 for $13.5 million. They soon embarked on an epic renovation spearheaded by Martin, a costume designer and set designer whose work has earned her four Oscars, which are displayed in the house’s tiny music room, for films written and directed by Luhrmann. Red windmill (2002) and The Great Gatsby (2013).
The Gatsby-esque mansion dates to the 1850s, with a handsome tri-bay façade, arched windows and doors, and a foliate-patterned wrought-iron railing along the Juliet balcony that runs the width of five 28 foot wide floors. second floor of the house. Measuring about 8,500 square feet, with additional FAR (Floor Area Ratio), according to listings by Steve Gold of The Corcoran Group, there are six bedrooms, three of them roomier than the other three, and five bathrooms, plus two powder more rooms for guests.
The couple’s shared penchant for theatricality is evident in the saturated colors, rich textures, numerous curved staircases, and dazzling wallcoverings throughout. The same intricately geometric wallpaper was used in two different colors: black in the basement level entry foyer and screening room, and emerald in the combined dining/living room, while the living room level master bedroom is wrapped in a jungle pattern depicted on land. tones, and the main bathroom shows a more delicate, pale and sober pattern with tropical plants.
The Clive Christian-designed eat-in kitchen features inky black cabinetry contrasted with white marble and gleaming stainless steel, a pantry larger than many Manhattan studio apartments, and access to the 1,000-square-foot rear garden. Other notable details, as set forth in the New York Posthigh ceilings, parquet floors with dark dyes, five fireplaces, one of them wood burning, and original moldings stand out.
A jewel box elevator, finished to the same fantastic standards as the rest of the home, services all five floors, including the basement, where there is a bonus room/study with attached powder room, as well as the top floor, which is currently configured as an independent suite complete with two lounges, a bar, an office, a small gym, a bedroom and two bathrooms.
The wildly imaginative couple, who previously owned an equally striking 20-bedroom mansion in Sydney, Australia, have teamed up once again for the upcoming biopic. Elvis, which Luhrmann wrote, directed and produced, and Martin produced, along with set and costume design. Expect a barn burner, fully realized and richly detailed cinematic experience, not unlike his future old home in Manhattan.
This story was originally published on Dirt.com, which has additional photos.