119 Myrtle Avenue

$2,895,000, 10 Beds 7.1 Baths 6,472 Sqft

About This Property

$2.895 with addition (1st floor kitchen and second floor walk-in closets) $2.395 as is, without addition for immediate occupancy A rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest private estates on the island...meticulously restored 1890’s villa with 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, media room, double solariums with chandeliers, living, dining, entry hall, vestibule, etc...and a guest apartment with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living, dining, kitchen, with separate entry. The lot is 24,734 sq ft, over half an acre (83x298), and the largest available in town. It is further enhanced by a 1600 sq ft, two level, barn that is over 100 years old. The property is zoned for live/work. The barn can be restored and used, with proper approvals, as an office, retail space, studio, garage or recreation building. There is plenty of room for a pool or tennis. New, large kitchen addition and second floor walk-in closet addition can start this Fall, choose your finishes and layout to make it your own. See architectural drawings in picture gallery. Plans available upon request. The historic restoration, has resulted in a home with upgraded systems, beautiful finishes, all rendered in the finest materials...while still maintaining the soul of a period home. The Modern Classic scheme of dark wood floors, contrasted with museum finish, white walls is the perfect canvas to customize. The principal rooms have the original quartersawn, vertical grain, pine floors that gleam in the sunlight. Enjoy afternoons on the beautiful veranda overlooking Wilbraham Park...a perfect place for a good book, a nap or cocktails. Walk to beach, restaurants and shops...you and your guests will have all that Cape May offers just steps away. Plenty of space and privacy to live your best life at the beach. Myrtle is essentially a new house within the context of a 19th century villa. This fine home has many upgrades; fully sprinklered, new 400 amp electric service, 3 zones Unico HVAC, sound/video wiring throughout, heated floors in solariums and master baths, hand restored original windows with wavy glass, level 5 drywall finishing, exterior walls fully insulated, interior walls sound insulated, original hardwood floors restored, 35 custom made doors that replicate the originals, hot water circulator, window candles, artwork lighting, exterior gas lanterns and so much more. The open front veranda, grand staircase and classical balustrade was designed by the venerable firm, John Milner Architects. The garden beds and lawns have a 9 zone irrigation system. All utilities have been run underground. Walkways and front sidewalk are historic brick layouts. The house was originally built in Cape May Point and moved to its current location in 1904 by Capt. Samuel Ewing. He was Mayor of the town and a prominent citizen. Originally built in the Gothic Revival style, it was refashioned in 1904 in Colonial Revival style, with the addition of the bays, dentil molding and fireplaces.

Essential Information

MLS® #204613
Full Baths7
Square Footage6,472
Year Built1904
Sub-TypeSingle Family

Community Information

Address119 Myrtle Avenue
AreaWest Cape May
CityWest Cape May
StateNew Jersey



Concrete Driveway, 4 car parking, See Remarks


FireplacesFireplace- Gas

Interior Features

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


Oven, Self-Clean Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Central Vacuum, Burglar Alarm, Smoke/Fire Detector, Stove Electric


Gas Natural, Forced Air, Multi-Zoned, Space/Wall/Floor


Central Air Condition, Multi Zoned


Full, Finished, Outside Entrance, Inside Entrance, Plumbing, Masonry Floors/Wall, Heated, Slab, See Remarks



Exterior Features

Patio, Deck, Porch, Grill, Fenced Yard, Sidewalks, See Remarks, Sprinkler System

Additional Information

Date ListedNovember 30th, 2020
Days on Market29

Listing Details


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