Live the Victorian seaside life in this $5.2M Cape May confection
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Located in the popular destination town of Cape May on the southernmost tip of the Jersey Shore, this colorful cottage at 24 Jackson Street is surrounded by Victorian-style homes. Built in 1905, this historic property, asking $5,200,000, is a charming example of the neighborhood’s eclectic architecture. The restoration of this former bed and breakfast was a true labor of love for the home’s current owner, who added a full menu of modern updates while maintaining the home’s historic character.
The property consists of the main house, a garden apartment, and a detached two-car garage. In the main home, spacious rooms on three floors include seven bedrooms.
21st-century upgrades throughout include new plumbing, water, and sewer lines, new electric and insulation, new boiler and water heater, new zoned A/C, new concrete driveway and sidewalks, and fresh exterior paint. Off the fabulous front porch, the first floor begins with a gracious living room and family room.
The state-of-the-art kitchen is a design showcase, featuring Smallbone cabinetry, a double oven, a steam oven, a built-in coffee maker, and a wine refrigerator. Off the kitchen is a breakfast nook for casual meals. A formal dining room features a gas fireplace. This floor also offers a guest bedroom with an ensuite bath and a powder room.
On the second floor is the sun-filled primary bedroom with an ensuite bath. Both this charming chamber and a second bedroom open onto an expansive deck overlooking Jackson Street. Two additional bedrooms and a laundry room are also on this floor. One floor up, two more ensuite bedrooms open onto a rear deck with unbeatable ocean views.
On the home’s garden level is an apartment with one bedroom (and room for three). This space has a separate rear entry with a private patio. You’ll also find a utility room with two sets of washers and dryers, an extra refrigerator, space for work and storage, and an art room.
The seaside vibe is given maximum attention with plenty of outdoor living space in the form of a wraparound front porch, a second-floor bedroom balcony, and a third-floor sun deck with spectacular ocean views. The property is ready for the guests you’ll undoubtedly attract, with two driveways offering space for 8-10 cars.