1386 Lafayette Street

$529,900, 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,912 Sqft

About This Property

The Octagon House, named for it’s shape and design, was originally built in 1860 for Jeremiah Schellinger and is designated as "primary" or "key" home, which is the highest designation for an historic home in the city of Cape May. This unique 3 bedroom/2 bath home still has all the original hardwood floors, woodwork, baseboards and doors throughout AND the claw foot tub too! Situated across the street from Cape May Harbor you’ll enjoy a nice harbor breeze and a bit of a view on your wrap-around porch or you can take a stroll to anyone of the following popular restaurants within minutes… Lobster House, Lucky Bones, Mayer’s Tavern, the C-View or the Saltwater Café located at South Jersey Marina. In addition to a generous sized lot and a large storage building for all of your summer gear, there is also an outside shower and off street parking on a long paved driveway which fits up to five cars!! First floor has central air and natural gas forced air heat. Upstairs uses electric baseboard heating controlled per room and window air conditioners. Come see why this home is the perfect location for you and your family.

Essential Information

MLS® #189731
Full Baths2
Square Footage1,912
Sub-TypeSingle Family


Two Story, Victorian, See Remarks

Community Information

Address1386 Lafayette Street
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


ViewWater View


Stone Driveway, 4 car parking, See Remarks


BasementCrawl Space, Outside Entrance

Interior Features

Wood Flooring, Storage, Walk in Closet


Range, Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Burglar Alarm, Smoke/Fire Detector


Gas Natural, Electric, Baseboard, Forced Air, Multi-Zoned


Central Air Condition, Electric, Window Air Conditioning



Exterior Features

Porch, Fenced Yard, Storage Building, Cable TV, Outside Shower

Additional Information

Date ListedSeptember 22nd, 2019
Days on Market246

Listing Details


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