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See inside Shark Tank judge Jane Lu’s new $14m waterfront mansion

She really said Show(po) me those Harbour views.
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Yes, everything the light touches is now Jane Lu’s kingdom. The founder of juggernaut fashion retailer Showpo and ‘shark’ on the latest season of Shark Tank Australia has signed the dotted line on a $14m mansion in Sydney’s affluent waterfront suburb of Birchgrove.

The fashion power player famously started her business in 2010 while living at home with her parents as a twentysomething. At the time, Jane pretended to head to her corporate job every day (which she had actually quit) but instead hit the cafe or library to get the fashion store up and running.

The new career move was only revealed to her family once Jane found success – and success it sure has found. More than a decade on, Showpo brings in more than $100 million per year.

Jane Lu home Showpo founder and CEO
Jane Lu has found success with her fashion retailer start-up Showpo. (Instagram via @thelazyceo)

The self-proclaimed @thelazyceo on Instagram and TikTok has shared the journey with her ample social media following, including life with her husband James Waldie, who formerly worked at Uber and is now CFO at Showpo, and their two young children.

The family is moving on up from their Balmain home which has just hit the market with a listing price of $3.2m.

Jane Lu home Balmain sale
The Balmain home that Jane Lu and her family are moving on from. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

Inside Jane Lu’s waterfront Birchgrove mansion

It’s quite the upgrade, with their new pad in prime position, backing onto the water with views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house was built in the late 1980s and designed to get loads of natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors.

Jane Lu home Balmain living room
The living area in Jane Lu’s new Birchgrove home opens up to the outdoor area. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)
Jane Lu home Birchgrove fireplace
A fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookcase feature in the Showpo owner’s living room. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

The lower level contains an open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen space which opens onto the outdoor patio. Upstairs are bedrooms which can be reached via a statement walkway.

The glass atrium gives an expansive feeling and allows the knockout view to be captured from every angle. We can see Jane Lu having the other sharks over for a beverage or two here.

Jane Lu home Birchgrove open plan living and dining area
The open-plan lower level in Jane Lu’s home is where all the entertaining is designed to happen. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)
Jane Lu home Birchgrove upper level walkway
An upstairs walkway captures glimpses of the majestic outlook. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)
Jane Lu home Birchgrove bedroom
Even the bedrooms take in that priceless view. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

The money shot is at the back in the alfresco area… there’s just a casual view of the Harbour Bridge. Can you imagine the New Year’s Eve experience? We know whose house we’d be crashing if we were Jane’s mates. Beyond the perfect patio setting is the manicured garden, charming boat house and impressive personal pontoon.

Jane Lu home Birchgrove patio
The home’s outdoor entertaining area is truly the place to be for the Showpo founder. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)
Jane Lu home Birchgrove exterior
The boat house and pontoon makes for a magical combination in the Showpo CEO’s new home. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

The pontoon has to be the cherry on the top of the cake of this property. When Jane’s not at Showpo head office we imagine she’d be right here. Nothing like spending the day on the Harbour, then pulling in to park your boat in your very own backyard.

Jane Lu home Balmain sale
BYO boat and park it at the private pontoon. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

The Sydney Harbour skyline is the kind of setting the Showpo CEO would never tire of. Now that’s a view worthy of a Shark Tank judge… and a not-so-lazy CEO.

Jane Lu’s net worth is now said to be around $55 million. Not bad for the corporate-world dropout.

Jane Lu home Birchgrove Sydney Harbour view
The Harbour Bridge is really a pinch-yourself outlook. (Image: RealEstate.com.au)

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