Water Views
Address
22 Congress Street Cape May, NJ
Price
$ 1,595,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#211936
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCAPE MAY
  • CityCape May
  • AreaCape May
  • NeighborhoodCape May City
  • Zip08204
  • StyleThree Story,Victorian
  • Year Built1848
  • Taxes$ 7242
  • Price$ 1,595,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms2
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
CAPE RESORTS REALTY
Data Source:
Cape May County MLS
Property Description

The Steiner Cottages, across from the Congress Hall at 22 & 24 Congress Street, were built as twins in 1851 in the Gothic Revival style, by brothers John & Joseph Steiner, businessmen from Philadelphia. They were among the very first summer cottages built in Cape May. This home is positioned beach block and features high ceilings and large rooms to enjoy the summer air. The home has been maintained but awaits modernization. Large, enclosed porch. Living room, Dining room, kitchen and powder room on the first floor. The second floor has open porch with wonderful views, 3 bedrooms and 1 Ā½ baths. The third floor has two bedrooms. It is rumored that the cottages were a stop on Harriet Tubman's underground railroad because when 23 Windsor (originally the servants' quarters and summer kitchen for 24 Congress) was moved forward in the 1960's to create a backyard for the Lewises, they found a secret hiding place beneath the building. Harriet Tubman worked at several hotels in the neighborhood, including the Alcott House and Congress Hall across the street from the property. (As told by Jane Biddle Lewis.) The current owners' great-grandparents Isadore & Maude Pocher purchased 22 Congress and 21 Windsor (originally one lot) in 1923 because Maude needed a place to park her convertible Buick and a 4-car garage was just about large enough. 21 Windsor is separately listed so you could have street to street ownership. See associated documents.

Price History
5/28/2021 Listed $1,595,000

General Features

Basement Outside Entrance, Partial
Exterior Features Deck, Porch
Heating Gas Natural, Hot Water
Interior Features Wood Flooring
Sewer City
Type Single Family
Water City

Interior Features

Appliances Included Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven, Range, Washer

Exterior Features

Exterior Wood

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 08204

Price
AVG $900K
$1.6M
Taxes
AVG $29,385
$7,242
Visits
AVG 61
6
Year Built
AVG 1957
1848
Walkscore
AVG 37
78
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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