Enjoy the grandeur of this stately 19th Century Colonial Revival home directly across from the Ocean. Only a minute from the front door to an early morning stroll on the beach or a bike ride on the boardwalk, this premier Cape May home has been one family’s summer residence for five generations. Listed as a contributing home on the National Register of Historic Places, the Griscom House offers history, elegance and comfort with all the amenities you would expect. The rooms are large yet intimate and inviting; perfect for bringing family and friends together for fun and memories. Relax on either of two double wide porches while gazing at panoramic views of the ocean. Enjoy the feel of the cool ocean breezes while you sip your favorite summer drink and watch the dolphins bob by for their daily swim.
This summer retreat provides the ideal location...steps to the beach, arcade, movies, and boardwalk shops and nearby restaurants. Only ten minutes on foot to the mall and other great restaurants.
The first floor features a spacious central hall and large comfortable living room with seating for a crowd, plus a gas fireplace, a game table, TV, stereo, VCR and DVD player. The fully accessorized kitchen features two large side by side refrigerators with ice makers, a gas range with electric oven for baking, and two dishwashers and garbage disposals. There is a separate laundry room with a washer/dryer and back up storage plus a large second sink for filling lobster pots. A convenient eat-in breakfast room with a separate bar sinks adds to the versatility of the kitchen.
The dining room is spacious and grand with comfortable seating for 12 - 14 and room for another table seating 4-5. There is a piano for playing during dessert!
Four comfortable and tastefully furnished bedrooms radiate off large center hallways on both the second and third floors with newly renovated baths on each floor plus a 3rd bath that is a charming throw back to the 1890's featuring an antique claw foot tub, plus a modern tiled shower added for convenience.
The 2nd floor creates the charming antique feel of yesteryear with its lovely antique furnishings and oriental rugs. The queen bedroom on the right sports an antique four poster canopied bed facing the ocean while across the hall there are two antique four poster twin beds facing the water. This bedroom shares a connecting door with the rose colored king bedroom behind it. You will be lulled gently to sleep while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves lapping at the shore.
By Memorial Day, 2020, we will have added a new addition to the house. This will add a family room on the first floor, plus two more bedrooms on the second floor, in the rear, consisting of a king bedroom with an en suite full bath, and a second single bedroom. All floors will be accessible by an elevator. The addition will house two additional full bathrooms as well.
The third floor with its antique reproduction iron beds and white furniture offers a fresh and breezy beach decor. The ocean front room on the right features extra-long twin beds plus two more singles, for a total of 4 single beds, and is great for teens. There is a queen bed on the oceanfront side, with a daybed and spare trundle mattress underneath. . Across the hall is a queen sized iron bed with a serene ocean view from bed! The fourth bedroom features a queen brass bed. All beds have pillow mattress toppers for maximum sleeping comfort. All bedrooms offer TVs and ceiling fans, in addition to central air and heat.
Cape May is one of the country's oldest seaside resorts and encompasses everything a beach resort should have; wide sandy beaches with life guards, extra wide streets and back country roads for biking, boardwalk arcades for the kids, movies, a paradise for bird watchers, outstanding restaurants and so much more.