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    $2,800,000

  • ACTIVE | MLS#: 176630
  • 7Beds
  • 6Baths
  • 3,578Sq Ft

207 Congress Place Cape May, NJ 08204

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Overview

If you want summer life as it was - for the lucky few - in Victorian Cape May, this is the place to be. High ceiling - original gilt mirrors - massive period furniture – much of it built for the house - large, airy rooms an expansive, fully-fenced garden off-street parking for four cars and a whole lot more -make this house truly unique. The "Joseph Evans Cottage" is one of a handful of Cape May's grand Victorian cottages to have survived as a single family home. It is one of the very few with unobstructed ocean views and a large garden. For almost its entire history, the house has been owned by two families, who carefully maintained it and updated while maintaining its historic fabric. It combines the best of the old and the best of the new, with the grandeur and elegance that the house was built with a state-of-the-art kitchen, updated bathrooms, new wiring, new plumbing, etc. There are double porches front and rear. The front porches overlook the ocean. The rear porches overlook the private garden. There are screened porches on the ground floor, front, and rear. The house is 100 yards from the beach perfect for ocean views, and far enough to be away from the crowds and the noise. It is also 100 yards from the pedestrian shopping street, called "the mall", with its supermarket, shops, restaurants, bars, etc. The location is perfect for access to all that Cape May has to offer, and it is easy to park your cars and walk or ride bicycles everywhere. The living room, dining room, first master bedroom, and kitchen are all 28 feet by 16 feet, running the entire length of the house. The elegant living and dining rooms were made for entertaining. They, and the master bedroom, all have tall french doors front and rear, accessing the porches and offering expansive views of the ocean and the garden - and breezes coming from either the Atlantic or Delaware Bay. There are seven bedrooms, including two master bedroom suites. The first master bedroom has both ocean and garden views and a full, ensuite bathroom, with a combined whirlpool-tub and shower. The second master bedroom overlooks the ocean, and has a full bathroom ensuite with a shower. There are five additional bedrooms. Two face the ocean. Three face the garden. In addition to the two ensuite bathrooms, there are four additional full bathrooms, one on each floor. The house provides plenty of space for different life styles. There are formal rooms beautifully designed for elegant entertaining on a grand scale. There are plenty of places - indoors, on the porches, and in the garden - for informal hanging out. It works for people with very different tastes. If the ocean breezes do not cool you down, there is also a new, 3-zone central air conditioning system - with no exposed ducting. You can dine in the massive formal dining room, in the garden, under the roofed pergola or in the screened gazebo, or in the intimate, screened dining porch overlooking the garden, or in the kitchen, or in the new family room/playroom, adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, including a new, high-speed Bosch cooktop, twin GE Monogram wall ovens, a GE Profile refrigerator, and a second refrigerator in the adjacent laundry room. It is fully equipped with a brand new Kitchenaid dishwasher, disposal, etc. Adjacent to the kitchen are a large laundry room and a very large pantry. There is also a large utility/work room, and there is lots of space for storage. There is a generous, private, fenced garden in back with a children's playhouse, a large, paved pergola;,and a large, screened gazebo, suitable for dining. A brand-new, sun-filled family room/playroom, just off the kitchen, offers plenty of space for watching TV, playing games, and it is a great place for informal dining.The large, flat garden offers plenty of space for badminton, croquet, and other games. It is irrigated with a sprinkler system fed by a well, which offers an alternative to city water.

Listing provided courtesy of: LONG & FOSTER REAL ESTATE, INC cm

General Features

  • Type Single Family
  • Area Cape May
  • Bank Owned No
  • New Construction No
  • Sale/Rent For Sale

Building Features

  • Appliances Included Range, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal
  • Also Included Window Treatments
  • Basement Full, Outside Entrance, Heated, See Remarks
  • Construction Three Story, See Remarks
  • Cooling Central Air Condition, Multi Zoned
  • Exterior Wood
  • Heating Forced Air, Heat Pump, Multi-Zoned
  • Hot Water Electric, Gas- Natural
  • House Color Yellow
  • Interior Features Wood Flooring,Smoke/Fire Alarm,Tile Flooring
  • Total Rooms 14
  • Other Rooms Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Recreation/Family, Pantry, Laundry/Utility Room, Workshop, Storage Attic, See Remarks

Property Features

  • Location Inside Lot, Water View, Historical District
  • Beach Proximity 1 Block
  • Lot Number 2
  • Lot Size 6001-10000 SqFt
  • Lot Size 66x116irr
  • Outside Features Patio, Porch, Screened Porch, Cable TV, Sidewalks, Outside Shower, See Remarks, Sprinkler System
  • Sewer City
  • Parking Garage Stone Driveway, See Remarks, 4 car parking
  • Water City
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609-425-5674RE/MAX At the Shore

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Price & Status History

Days on Market

  • This property has been listed on the market for 76 days
  • Average days-on-market for homes between $2,240,000 - $3,360,000 = 335 (in zip code 08204)

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Community Demographics for Zip Code 08204 (Cape May)

Housing Occupancy
  • Home Owners: 5,332 (43%)
  • Renters: 1,592 (13%)
  • Vacant: 5,552 (45%)
  • Total Housing Units: 12,476
Households
  • Average Household Size: 2.33
  • Housing Density (People per square mile): 848
Age Range (number of people)
  • Age 0-14: 2,465
  • Age 15-24: 1,801
  • Age 25-39: 3,168
  • Age 40-59: 4,293
  • Age 60-79: 3,944
  • Age 80+: 1,514
  • Total: 17,185

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

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School Information for 08204 (Cape May)

Public Schools in Zip Code 08204 (Cape May)

* This list of schools may not match the property above.

LOWER CAPE MAY REG HIGH 687 ROUTE 9 CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098843475 9th-12th
Grade Size Distribution
  • 9th: 271
  • 10th: 279
  • 11th: 255
  • 12th: 275
School Population
  • Teachers: 97
  • Students per Teacher: 11.5
  • Students: 1114
  • Male/Female: 595/519
School District
  • LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL
  • 687 ROUTE 9 CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098843475
District Population
  • Schools: 2
  • Full-Time Teachers: 150
  • Students per Teacher: 11.1
  • Staff: 208
  • Students: 1579
RICHARD M TEITELMAN SCH 687 ROUTE 9 CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098843475 7th-8th
Grade Size Distribution
  • 7th: 208
  • 8th: 291
School Population
  • Teachers: 52
  • Students per Teacher: 10.5
  • Students: 547
  • Male/Female: 277/270
School District
  • LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL
  • 687 ROUTE 9 CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098843475
District Population
  • Schools: 2
  • Full-Time Teachers: 150
  • Students per Teacher: 11.1
  • Staff: 208
  • Students: 1579
SANDMAN CONSOLIDATED 838 SEASHORE RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098849410 5th-6th
Grade Size Distribution
  • 5th: 244
  • 6th: 264
School Population
  • Teachers: 40
  • Students per Teacher: 12.7
  • Students: 508
  • Male/Female: 275/233
School District
  • LOWER TOWNSHIP
  • 834 SEASHORE RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098849400
District Population
  • Schools: 4
  • Full-Time Teachers: 140
  • Students per Teacher: 13.3
  • Staff: 187
  • Students: 1838
MAUD ABRAMS SCHOOL 714 TOWN BANK RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098849420 3rd-4th
Grade Size Distribution
  • 3rd: 236
  • 4th: 254
School Population
  • Teachers: 39
  • Students per Teacher: 12.6
  • Students: 490
  • Male/Female: 235/255
School District
  • LOWER TOWNSHIP
  • 834 SEASHORE RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098849400
District Population
  • Schools: 4
  • Full-Time Teachers: 140
  • Students per Teacher: 13.3
  • Staff: 187
  • Students: 1838
CARL T MITNICK SCHOOL 905 SEASHORE RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098849470 1st-2nd
Grade Size Distribution
  • 1st: 225
  • 2nd: 218
School Population
  • Teachers: 37
  • Students per Teacher: 12.4
  • Students: 460
  • Male/Female: 246/214
School District
  • LOWER TOWNSHIP
  • 834 SEASHORE RD CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098849400
District Population
  • Schools: 4
  • Full-Time Teachers: 140
  • Students per Teacher: 13.3
  • Staff: 187
  • Students: 1838
CAPE MAY CITY ELEM 921 LAFAYETTE ST CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098848485 PreK-6th
Grade Size Distribution
  • PreK: 24
  • Knd: 28
  • 1st: 20
  • 2nd: 20
  • 3rd: 19
  • 4th: 18
  • 5th: 19
  • 6th: 20
School Population
  • Teachers: 18
  • Students per Teacher: 9.3
  • Students: 168
  • Male/Female: 97/71
School District
  • CAPE MAY CITY
  • 921 LAFAYETTE ST CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098848485
District Population
  • Schools: 1
  • Full-Time Teachers: 18
  • Students per Teacher: 9.4
  • Staff: 26
  • Students: 169
WEST CAPE MAY ELEM 301 MOORE ST WEST CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098844614 PreK-6th
Grade Size Distribution
  • PreK: 3
  • Knd: 7
  • 1st: 8
  • 2nd: 5
  • 3rd: 5
  • 4th: 5
  • 5th: 1
  • 6th: 11
School Population
  • Teachers: 8
  • Students per Teacher: 5.9
  • Students: 47
  • Male/Female: 27/20
School District
  • WEST CAPE MAY
  • 301 MOORE ST WEST CAPE MAY, NJ 08204
  • Phone: 6098844614
District Population
  • Schools: 1
  • Full-Time Teachers: 8
  • Students per Teacher: 5.8
  • Staff: 10
  • Students: 45

Private Schools in Zip Code 08204 (Cape May)

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OUR LADY STAR OF SEA SCHOOL 520 Lafayette St. Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: 6098844437 PreK-8th
Grade Size Distribution
  • PreK: 24
  • Knd: 24
  • 1st: 23
  • 2nd: 26
  • 3rd: 28
  • 4th: 25
  • 5th: 26
  • 6th: 18
  • 7th: 20
  • 8th: 12
School Population
  • Teachers: 0
  • Students per Teacher: N/A
  • Students: 226

* School data provided by US Department of Education

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