This architecturally significant renovation was featured in Victorian Homes magazine. Ideally situated, walk a block to the Washington Mall shops or under shaded trees of Hughes Street to and from the beach each day. The historic "Franklin Street Church" condominium is THE place for your family to enjoy a memorable summer vacation in Cape May. The Church renovation was conceptualized and renovated by a lifelong Cape May vacationer and craftsman to provide a comfortable summer getaway. As the 2006 Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities - Designer Show House, Unit 2 is the largest of 3 condominium units configured to take advantage of the buildings unique architecture. Park three cars and enjoy the town, all of the Cape May shopping, restaurants, beach and nightlife is within short walking distance.
Your family will enjoy the spacious rooms and the unparalleled group setting of the great room. The designer kitchen is integral to the family space so no one is left outâ€Ś Yet there are plenty of places to hide and just catch up on your reading. Before or after your evening excursion, the great room becomes your family's media center, with large screen and surround sound. This is a 21st century vacation home with a whole house sound system, entertainment center, wifi and the ability to take advantage of all of your plug and play devises.
The 3 private bedrooms on the first floor feature 15' ceilings, stained glass, crystalline & stained glass lighting and ample closet space. The second floor Master Suite is your private space with a distinctive open concept shower and vacationer's wardrobe area. The former bell tower, adjacent to the great room, is a spacious library/sleeping area with its huge windows and rooftop views. Check out the lighthouse at night.
Gather on the patio at the end of the beach day to fire up the grill and enjoy friendly conversation and cold beverages. Just inside the door, the wet bar is equipped with a Subzero beverage drawer and the dual zone wine cooler. Cold drinks are conveniently kept by the door for on-the-go restocking.
America’s oldest seaside resort
Imagine the days when families took to the shore from the city for summer vacation in a seaside beach house. Cape May continues today to attract couples, families and fans of Victorian architecture. In fact, street after street of brightly colored homes and inns, stores and restaurants reflect the post “fire of 1878” profusion of ornate buildings, so much so that the whole town is a National Historic Landmark. Think fanciful gingerbread trim and bay windows, broad open-air porches and eat-in kitchens --where constant fresh breezes from the sea and bay make your visit to Cape May a relaxing step back in time.
Dining and shopping - the best combination of any east coast beach town... bar none!
Cape May’s bricked pedestrian Washington Street is two blocks from the Franklin Street Church. Wander along the “mall” and side streets among nautical boutiques, fudge kitchens and seaside apparel. In a neighborly atmosphere, visitors enjoy antique hunting, galleries, theatres and restaurant choices to meet every taste and wallet. The dining in Cape May is world class form the Washington Inn just one block away, The Virginian Ebbit Room to Hot Dog Tommy’s on Jackson Street is must, a unique “walk up, walk away” hot dog joint. Be prepared to visit with some folks while you stand in line. Park the car, you will not need to drive ... the Franklin Street Church is right in town.