The Italianate mansion was built in the late 1880s and is listed on the State Heritage Register. The nine-bedroom home sits on a 2700 square metre block in the centre of Darlinghurst and is surrounded by established gardens and large lawns. The property also features a pool and parking for as many as 20 cars.
Luhrmann and Martin rented Iona for nine years before purchasing it in 2006.
Once purchased, the home was lovingly restored by costume and production designer Martin.
Martin’s own wallpapers and carpet designs feature throughout.
This dining room has been host to many fabulous Gatsby-sequel parties.
Many of the home’s original features were restored during renovation.
An elegant bathroom for party guests.
The memorabilia room features the couple’s most prized possessions including Martin’s four Oscars and numerous BAFTAs(British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and AACTAs(Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards).
The stunning master bedroom.
A lounge attached the master bedroom.
The couple’s impressive library.
Iona is also home to the couple’s two young children.
The downstairs caterer’s kitchen.
The Bazmark offices are also located at Iona.
Now world-renowned director Baz Luhrmann and his talented spouse have decided to trade their luxurious nine-bedroom mansion in Darlinghurst, Sydney for a smaller property. What you think? Is your opportunity? 🙂