John Keith, the bigtime plumber, and his wife, Lana list $15 million hillside Maroubra home

John Keith, the bigtime plumber, and his wife, Lana are downsizing in Sydney’s east, so their hillside Maroubra family compound has been listed for sale.

The 1941 Lurline Street corner home and the adjacent 1960s Mermaid Ave home sit on a combined 1062sq m overlooking the ocean. Ballard Property agent James Ball is giving a $15 million guide for its September 24 auction.

Plumber John Keith has listed at Lurline Bay. Source:

There were a healthy dozen groups through last weekend’s first open.

It been their home base since 1983, a decade after he founded the John R Keith Group, which is a leading hydraulic and civil services provider within the construction industry.

The adjoining home was added in 2011.

The home has a $15m price guide. Source:

It been the family’s home base since 1983.

Plenty of interested groups have passed through already. Source:

“Commanding exquisite never to-be-built-out views across Sydney’s most revered coastline and perched up high overlooking Lurline Bay, these two residences are being sold in one line and represent a truly unique opportunity to buy into a highly coveted pocket,” the listing reads.

“The properties showcase a perfect north facing aspect, sublime ocean breezes and a standout position between two of Sydney’s best beaches and must be seen to be believed.

“2 Lurline Street built in 1941 occupies an incredible corner position over an expansive 1062 sqm parcel and with only 3 previous owners is offered to market for the first time in 39 years.

The pool room: ready for more artefacts. Source:

Sleeping by the sea. Source:

“Nodding to both Art Deco and P&O architectural styles is a fantastic display of timeless grandeur, elegance and unbelievable scope to update. With 49 Mermaid Avenue placed quietly by its side a myriad of possibilities await.”


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