Baz Luhrmann Lists Amazing $11.8M Australian Mansion
Director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, Oscar-winning designer Catherine Martin, have put their exquisite nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom Australian mansion on the market for $11.8M.
Best known for their theatrical big-box Hollywood films, like Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet to name a few, this talented husband-and-wife team are no strangers to design. Martin is a costume designer, production designer and set designer who turns husband Luhrmann’s movies into visual masterpieces. If you think these two make beautiful movies together, wait until you see their house.
Full of bright patterns, bold colors and maximalist decor, the luxurious home is reminiscent of the stunning set design in in the couple’s movies – only not quite as outlandish. While their home isn’t for the faint of heart, there’s no denying it’s beautiful. See inside the incredible property owned by the stylish power couple and decide; could you see yourself living in this over-the-top abode? Tell us in the comments below.
If their extravagant movies are any indication, more is more when it comes to these two. So it only makes sense that their home, an 1880s Victorian manor, is a sprawling 29,000-square-feet with nine bedrooms and a massive pool.
Intricate wrought-iron detailing on the balcony decorates the home’s exterior, adding major curb appeal to the already impressive property.
Among Martin’s accomplishments (four Academy Awards, to be exact) she can add master pattern mixer to the list. The glam black and gold wallpaper in her hallway complements the Aztec patterned flooring surprisingly well.
It’s no secret that Martin was blessed with an eye for design. Her vision comes through in every room in her home, just like it does on the sets of her movies.
Over-the-top decor is juxtaposed with minimalist design in some of the mansion’s rooms, like this classic bistro-style kitchen.
With an impossible-to-count amount of pictures on the wall and a tchotchke squished into every nook and cranny, this room is entirely over-the-top.
The couple’s powder room is dark and glamorous. If you love the idea of bold pattern but aren’t sure you could live with it everyday, the powder room is the perfect place to be daring in your own home.
Martin tones down the decor in her bedroom, where the patterned wallpaper is a soothing silver shade.
A red, white and blue colour palette unifies the flurry of patterns in this eccentric sitting room.