1205 Lafayette Street

$895,000, 4 Beds 3.1 Baths 2,163 Sqft

About This Property

Million dollar views for under a million!! Enjoy your life at the shore! Absentee owner with safe and easy to show requirements, see addendum. A captivating curb appeal out front, to a fabulous meadow and water view with a backyard paradise, this mini Hampton-like piece of property is a must see! Approximate projected rental income $3,800 peak week and more if you add a pool! Cape May having a longer season allows you to add rentals all throughout the year. Originally constructed in approximately 1940, this 4 BR/3.5 BA home was completely renovated in 2015. Step onto the quaint front porch and enter into a gorgeous foyer and home that is well-maintained and beautifully decorated with impeccable taste! The first floor consists of three fully tiled bathrooms and four spacious bedrooms, with a private covered porch off the master suite. Additionally, you will find a newly built laundry room, which leads you to the backyard with an outside shower that you will use on those beachy days! Walk upstairs to the open living area and you will know you are finally home! The great room offers custom built-ins and an eye catching, ceiling to floor tiled, linear gas fireplace. The living space opens into the custom chef’s kitchen that includes granite countertops, custom-built island with seating, thermador 6 burner 48” gas range with a flat top griddle, thermador ventilation system, thermador dishwasher and viking refrigerator! Enter into the cafe area where you can make some freshly pressed coffee or mix up some healthy smoothies as you entertain your family, your friends, or maybe just yourself! This floor also includes a powder room. While spending time on the top floor, you will be amazed at what you see when you look through the wall of sliding glass doors that leads to the top floor deck. From every angle in this open room you will catch a view. The majestic sunsets will keep you in a state of serenity every evening! After the sun sets, every 15 seconds you will catch a glimpse of the light from the light house. These views are one of a kind and priceless! What a way to wind down your day in this lovely sought after Cape May beach house! For convenience, there is a spiral staircase that leads from the second floor deck, down to the fenced in back yard where there is a Key West style Tiffany blue he shed and a powder pink she shed! Parking for 5 cars. Excellent rental potential! Originally, the builder had taken this house down to the studs with a full renovation and then after purchasing, the new owner redeemed it to perfection with outstanding upgrades such as brick pavers, new landscaping, irrigation system, custom built wood fence, outside shower, laundry room, plantation blinds, granite countertops, Thermador 6 burner gas range 48" with a flat top griddle, Thermador ventilation system, Thermador dishwasher, Viking refrigerator, 5 upgraded ceiling fans and upgraded sconzes and additional lighting, custom shelving in the walk in closet, custom built ins in the great room on the left and right of fireplace, outside back entrance, and new sod throughout the entire back yard. Consult with zoning and construction for a possible 15x30 pool and/or 20x20 garage! Also, if you love boating, stroll down to the South Jersey Marina and rent a boat slip for the season!

Essential Information

MLS® #189201
Full Baths3
Square Footage2,163
Year Built1940
Sub-TypeSingle Family
StyleTwo Story, Upside Down

Community Information

Address1205 Lafayette Street
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


Parking3 Car
ViewWater View
Is WaterfrontYes
WaterfrontBay Front, Water Front


BasementCrawl Space
FireplacesFireplace- Gas

Interior Features

Kitchen Center Island, Smoke/Fire Alarm, Storage, Walk in Closet, Wall to Wall Carpet, Tile Flooring, Bar, Cathedral Ceilings, Fireplace- Gas


Range, Oven, Self-Clean Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Smoke/Fire Detector, Stove Natural Gas


Gas Natural, Forced Air, Hot Water, Multi-Zoned


Central Air Condition, Electric, Ceiling Fan, Multi Zoned


ExteriorBlock, Vinyl

Exterior Features

Deck, Enclosed/Covered Patio, Porch, Fenced Yard, Storage Building, Cable TV, Sidewalks, Outside Shower, Sprinkler System

Additional Information

Date ListedAugust 24th, 2019
Days on Market287

Listing Details



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