Rent Baz Luhrmann’s Gramercy Park townhouse for $75K a month

Aussie-born filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s Gramercy Park home can be yours — for a cool $75,000 a month.

The Anglo-Italianate townhouse, at 243 E. 17th St., is also on the sales market for $18.99 million — down $1 million from its $19.99 million asking price when it first hit the market in June. 

Luhrmann — who is once again garnering Oscar buzz for his hit, “Elvis” — and his Academy Award-winning wife, costumes and production design master Catherine Martin, bought the home for $13.5 million in 2017.

Luhrmann made his name with films like “Romeo + Juliet,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge!” The power couple often work together professionally — and their New York home is as colorful and dramatic as anything they’ve ever created for Hollywood.

The 28-foot-wide, 6,550-square-foot property, built in the 1920s, comes with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a winding staircase and an elevator.

Interior of one of the home's bedrooms.
One of six bedrooms inside the home.
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Exterior of the townhouse.
The 28-foot-wide, Anglo-Italianate home at 243 E. 17th St.
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Interior of a bedroom inside the townhouse.
Another bedroom inside has a chandelier.
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Striking details include bay windows, arched doors, high ceilings, a cast-iron balcony, five fireplaces (one woodburning), skylights, original moldings and extravagant wallpaper — along with views of Stuyvesant Square Park.

The duo directed the home’s 2019 renovation, which starred in shelter magazines like Elle Decor.

The garden floor features an entry gallery, a large eat-in chef’s kitchen with a pantry and a formal dining room with a woodburning fireplace.

The kitchen also leads to one of the home’s best features: an ivy-clad walled garden.

Next up is the parlor floor, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and a curved staircase.

While the third floor has three bedrooms, laundry and a sitting room — the fourth floor is set up as a “standalone” suite with a living room, a bar, a gym, a bedroom and a bathroom.

Interior of the home's curved staircase.
The home’s curved staircase.
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There's 6,550 square feet of chic living space inside.
There’s 6,550 square feet of chic living space inside.
Nina Poon

The new owners also have the option of building up an additional 2,242 square feet.

The former owners are the late Clifford Jordan, a renowned jazz tenor saxophonist, and his wife, Sandy Jordan.

There’s also a finished basement with a media room, additional laundry, access to the garden and another bedroom with a separate entrance that can serve as a home office.

The listing broker is Corcoran’s Steve Gold of “Million Dollar Listing New York.”

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