Cape May, New Jersey
709 Columbia Ave.
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Built in 1884 as a summer cottage for a wealthy Virginian, Seth Caldwell, the structure does not now look as it originally did in 1884All rooms have been completely restored. A carriage house along side the inn has been transformed into a lovely year round Victorian cottage.
The Cliveden is a late nineteenth century Victorian cottage with both Italinate Villa and Gothic cottage elements. The high pitched gable facing the street, the quatre-foil vergeboard decoration, the porch brackets and the dormer trim as well as the porch eaves contribute to its gothic character. The paired consoles at the roof eaves and the heavy cornice are Italinate elements.
The plan of the house features a side door recessed from the front facade to give the parlor cross-ventilation and a wrap-around porch- a particularly Southern characteristic in this New Jersey resort.
Cliveden Inn - Cape May, New Jersey