501 Hughes Street

$3,000,000, 8 Beds 8.2 Baths 4,563 Sqft

About This Property

The Empress welcomes guests to explore her history and experience her restoration from Circa 1800 to her renovation and luxurious furnishings that grace her halls today. The owners worked hand in glove with their architects, builders and designer to restore this elegant Queen Anne Victorian, bringing tiles from England, priceless antiques and art work from here and abroad. The Empress fronts historic Hughes Street at the corner of Decatur in the heart of Cape May's Historic District where the horse and carriages pass daily. Her beautifully landscaped grounds with private gardens and wrap around porches, catch the breeze from the ocean just two short blocks away. Enter the splendor of two formal parlors with curved columned archways opening to one another and into the formal dining room from the center hall where guests can check in at reception desk and place their luggage in the dumbwaiter to the upstairs second and third floors. Seven guest rooms and one master suite with en-suite, tile and marble baths elegantly appointed in every detail, many with private balconies and each with individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Every amenity has been anticipated awaiting your arrival, with elegant bedding, custom draperies, antique furniture and intricate period fixtures in every room. At the end of the day, one floor downstairs, you will find a dressing room, beauty/barber shop, player piano, game table, antique ice cream bar, and popcorn machine to take into the twelve seat theater with hundreds of movies to choose from! Licensed for 8 guest rooms-currently used as a single family home. Being sold turn-key with the exception of personal items, artwork, and a few antique pieces.

Essential Information

MLS® #183976
Full Baths8
Square Footage4,563
Sub-TypeSingle Family


Victorian, Three Story, See Remarks

Community Information

Address501 Hughes Street
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


ParkingStone Driveway


FireplacesFireplace- Gas

Interior Features

Wood Flooring, Kitchen Center Island, Security System, Smoke/Fire Alarm, Other, Marble Flooring, Tile Flooring, Bar, Fireplace- Gas


Range, Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Burglar Alarm, Smoke/Fire Detector, Stove Natural Gas


Gas Natural, Forced Air, Multi-Zoned


Central Air Condition, Ceiling Fan, Multi Zoned


Full, Finished, Outside Entrance, Inside Entrance, Plumbing, Heated, See Remarks



Exterior Features

Porch, Sidewalks, Outside Shower, Sprinkler System

Additional Information

Date ListedSeptember 12th, 2018
Days on Market661

Listing Details



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