509 Franklin Street

$1,200,000, 6 Beds 4 Baths

About This Property

Welcome to 509 Franklin Street. The Bradford Cottage is a traditional Victorian Home in the heart of Cape May’s beautiful Historic District. Believed to have been built in 1862 this home has been lovingly restored by the owners. The home has all the modern amenities favored by today’s buyers, while keeping the character and charm cherished by lovers of Cape May history. Step up onto the wrap-around, covered front porch and enter into the front parlor. This formal living area leads to a spacious, formal, dining room with both featuring polished, hard wood floors. Continue into a bright, modern kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, and island. Off the kitchen is a large, comfortable family room. Here, you will discover the second, hidden, rear staircase leading up to the second floor. The first floor also has a full bathroom, mud room with a laundry closet, mechanicals closet and access out to the wrap-around covered porch. On the second floor are four generously sized bedrooms and three full bathrooms. On the third floor are two additional bedrooms. This home has been meticulously furnished with many period pieces and custom window treatments throughout. Enjoy sitting on the wrap around front porch where you can watch the horse drawn carriages go by from your rocking chair. Exterior features include: a landscaped, fenced in yard with a paved area for dining and grilling, outdoor shower, and off-street parking for at least one car in the private driveway. The beach and downtown Cape May’s many acclaimed restaurants, live theaters, Washington Street Mall, art galleries, etc., are a short stroll or bike ride away. The first floor is cooled by central air conditioning. Each bedroom on the second floor has newer ductless split air conditioning. The two bedrooms on the third floor have individual window A/C units.

Essential Information

MLS® #200615
Full Baths4
Year Built1862
Sub-TypeSingle Family
StyleVictorian, Three Story

Community Information

Address509 Franklin Street
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


ParkingStone Driveway, See Remarks


BasementCrawl Space, Outside Entrance

Interior Features

Wood Flooring, Wall to Wall Carpet, Kitchen Center Island


Range, Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Stove Electric


Gas Natural, Baseboard, Multi-Zoned


Central Air Condition, Window Air Conditioning, Wall Air Conditioning



Exterior Features

Porch, Fenced Yard, Sidewalks, Outside Shower, See Remarks

Additional Information

Date ListedFebruary 12th, 2020
Days on Market13

Listing Details



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