640 Hughes Street


About This Property

Welcome to The Blake House, built c.1875 and situated on a 66x113 lot along picturesque Hughes Street in the center of Cape May's Historic District. The home offers 5 units, maintaining a license for 4 guest apartments and includes a total of 10 Bedrooms, 5 Full & 2 Half Baths. The home features a unique architectural design known as a "False Front" which was typical in Philadelphia urban homes in the mid 19th Century. The home, built by master carpenter William Blake for his wife & daughter who were dress makers, operated their business at the property for nearly 40 years. The owners quarters includes a covered wrap around porch, three bedrooms, two full baths, large kitchen, office nook & laundry room over its' three floors. Unit 1 & 2 each feature two bedrooms, one full & one half bath and a generous living/dining area. Unit 2a includes 1 bedroom, living room, full bath & eat in kitchen. This suite could easily be incorporated in to the main house when desired. Unit 3 offers two bedrooms, one full bath, eat in kitchen and a large living room. All 4 guest apartments share a common entrance through the covered porch on the side of the property. The main home is serviced by natural gas radiator heat as well as mini-split air conditioning with back up electric heat, while the apartments are separately zoned traditional gas heat and central air systems, many of which have been recently updated. The roof is all new within the last year with an exterior painting planned for the spring, just in time for the new owners to pick their colors! Additional features include wrought iron fencing, stone driveway with stacked parking for up to 3 cars, storage building with unfinished loft area, outside shower, brick paver patio and manicured lawn & gardens. If you have been searching for a Victorian home that you can both use & generate income with, then look no further! Call today for additional information or to schedule a private tour.

Essential Information

MLS® #210505
Year Built1875

Community Information

Address640 Hughes Street
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


ParkingStone Driveway


BasementPartial, Crawl Space


Gas Natural, Electric, Radiator, Forced Air


Central Air, Ceiling Fan, Multi Zoned


Exterior Features

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

Additional Information

Date ListedFebruary 8th, 2021
Days on Market21

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