On the Market at the Shore: Renovated Victorian in Cape May
Totally up to date yet thoroughly Cape May, this handsome house just off the beach can accommodate your family and your friends with ease and grace.
So far this vacation season, we’ve shown you a hotel in Cape May where you can stay like a local and a gorgeous Victorian guest house you could run as a hotel of your own.
But what if all you want to do is find a house of your own in Cape May where you, your family and your friends can hang out at the Shore for a day, a week, the summer or the rest of your life?
We’ve got you covered on that score too.
This gorgeous Victorian house for sale in the heart of Cape May should fill the bill. Built in 1905, it received a total gut rebuild in 2003 designed to take it into its second century.
And it will take your family through many a 21st-century summer in grand turn-of-the-20th-century fashion. All of its rooms have been renovated in the spirit of the original house, and even the modern elements added to it respect its Victorian character.
Nowhere is that more evident than in its kitchen, a modern chef’s dream done up in late-19th-century finery. (Well, not really. They wouldn’t have made the cabinets and decorative woodwork so dazzlingly white back then.)
All the other rooms, from the updated bathrooms to the six bedrooms to the fireplace-bedecked living room, offer traditional Victorian style in summer-at-the-Shore colors.
Living here, you will be right in the heart of Cape May, just a short walk from the downtown shopping and dining district and a mere block from the beach. And when you don’t feel like heading either downtown or to the beach, you’ve got your own private oasis in the side yard.
It consists of a paver patio and a pool with a water feature, with a wraparound front porch and an enclosed sun porch overlooking it.
This house’s guts, including its climate control system, electrical system, plumbing and mansard roof, have all likewise been remade to last into the next century.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,402
SALE PRICE: $2,695,000
15 Queen St., Cape May, N.J. 08204 [Tom Shagren | Jersey Cape Realty]