Baz Luhrmann’s former beachside penthouse in Sydney’s eastern suburbs sells for $8.1M


Baz Luhrmann’s former beachside penthouse in Sydney’s eastern suburbs sells for $8.1M

Baz Luhrmann’s former Bronte penthouse has sold again.

The three bedroom apartment, which the Elvis director sold in 2005 for $3.6million, sold again in February for a whopping $8.1 million, according to realestate.com.au

It boasts three bedrooms on 348 sqm, including 64 sqm rooftop space and stunning water views.

Big spenders: Baz Luhrmann's former Bronte penthouse has sold again. The three bedroom apartment, which the Elvis director sold in 2005 for $3.6 million, sold again in February for a whopping $8.1 million. Baz pictured with wife Catherine Martin last month

Big spenders: Baz Luhrmann’s former Bronte penthouse has sold again. The three bedroom apartment, which the Elvis director sold in 2005 for $3.6 million, sold again in February for a whopping $8.1 million. Baz pictured with wife Catherine Martin last month

Sitting above Bronte’s trendy café strip, the luxury apartment is just 100m from the beach.

It features timber floors and an open plan layout leading to a spacious balcony.

The apartment also includes two very desirable car spots. 

Room with a view: It boasts three bedrooms on 348 sqm, including 64 sqm rooftop space and stunning water views

Room with a view: It boasts three bedrooms on 348 sqm, including 64 sqm rooftop space and stunning water views

Luhrmann and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin owned the apartment from October 2002 to October 2005 before selling it to NRMA Expeditions chief, Rachel Wiseman.

News of the sale of his former home comes after Luhrmann hinted he may step away from directing in the near future.

‘I am at the point in my journey where I am like, would I even bother making another film?’ he said this week, according to Variety Australia.

Roomy: It features timber floors and an open plan layout leading to a spacious balcony

Roomy: It features timber floors and an open plan layout leading to a spacious balcony

Baz, who is also known for his blockbuster films The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, added that he takes time off for his ‘soul’ after any major project.

But after Elvis hits theatres on June 23, the filmmaker said he may do something drastically different.

‘I can certainly help create environments and get behind them and help their journey to flourish as much as possible,’ he said, hinting a career in film producing.

Location location: Sitting above Bronte's trendy café strip, the luxury apartment is just 100m from the beach

Location location: Sitting above Bronte’s trendy café strip, the luxury apartment is just 100m from the beach

Baz, 59, explained that he would love to mentor the future generation of storytellers, as well as draw attention to the importance of Australia’s role in the film industry.

‘We are at that crossroads. We are at an extremely important time to take on our full adult position in the world and make sure people, like where I am in my journey, it’s our responsibility to pay back,’ he added.

‘We can’t just wait in line, but make sure we’re there.’

Passing it on: Luhrmann and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin owned the apartment from October 2002 to October 2005 before selling it to NRMA Expeditions chief, Rachel Wiseman

Passing it on: Luhrmann and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin owned the apartment from October 2002 to October 2005 before selling it to NRMA Expeditions chief, Rachel Wiseman

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