Cape May Designer Show House Cape May’s annual ‘Designer Show House’ event showcases a beautiful area home where each room has been made over by various local and regional designers. Come to the Cavalier Cottage at 1109 Washington Street Cape May NJ 08204
What: Design Starts: Monday, July 22 • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM • Ends: Thursday, October 31 Upcoming dates/times Tickets: $15; $10 children 3-12
Cape May’s 8th Annual Designer Show House opens Saturday, April 29. We’re thrilled at how beautiful this home is and look forward to sharing it with you!
1109 Washington St., Cape May, NJ
Open daily 1pm-4pm for self-guided tours
Guided tours Sunday-Friday at 7pm
If this is the year you’re determined to turn your cabin into a castle, first visit the 2013 Cape May Designer Show House for inspiration. Nestled on Washington Street across from the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, you’ll find the Cavalier Cottage, a Neo-Victorian home reminiscent of the Southern Mansion or the Mainstay Inn, on a more intimate scale. The 2800-square foot home features a 900-square foot wrap-around porch, as well as a cupola gracing the low-pitched roof. In the Italianate style popular in the 1850s-’70s, the house features overhanging eaves with oversized brackets and a gracefully columned veranda, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Painted in a traditional and elegant off-white with Wedgewood blue trim, a custom-made, double mahogany door welcomes you to come in and visit.
More than a dozen living spaces will spotlight the creativity of local and regional designers, making the 2013 Designer Show House a must-see in Cape May.