Water Views
254 New Jersey Avenue Fortescue, NJ
$ 299,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NJCB130534
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityFortescue
  • AreaDowne Twp
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip08321
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1997
  • Taxes6142
  • Price$ 299,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage1586
  • Lot Size7,841 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Maturo
Property Description

When you drive up to this one-of-a-kind, custom built Victorian home sitting right on the Delaware Bay, you can either drive between the pilings into the two-car oversized garage with workshop space under the home and head up the stair tower (elevator-ready!) from the lowest level or enter from the front door and go up half a flight of stairs into the heart of the home, a living dining area overlooking the bay. This room features tons of storage behind multiple closet doors as well as a powder room and utility room. The dining area has seated as many as 35 people! Walk out of the dining room through the French doors onto a covered spacious deck where you can watch the wildlife or even fish. This deck has hosted crab parties for as many as 20 people. The deck area in front of the kitchen windows is not covered so the view from the kitchen is spectacular year-round. There's also an outside staircase for easy access from the deck to the side yard. Back inside, leaving the dining room, you walk into a galley kitchen with a breakfast bar where you can sit and eat while enjoying the birds and the waves of the Delaware Bay. In the evening, you are treated to amazing sunsets. The bay is an ever-changing vista with four lighthouses and the Delaware shoreline in your view. The kitchen features a double convection oven and a five-burner glass cooktop. Tons of counter space make it easy for multiple people to work in the kitchen at the same time. At the far end of the kitchen, there is a wall of cabinets and a space for an upright freezer. Plus there is a small built-in desk area. From there you can walk out onto a lovely porch overlooking the driveway with a view of the marsh. Continuing up the stair tower to the next level, you walk into a huge living room with a wall of windows overlooking the bay; this bright, spacious area is L-shaped. Custom cabinetry on one wall also has space for a ventless gas fireplace. On the other side, you walk through French doors into a large sunroom that gets so warm that in the winter it helps to heat the second floor. Around the corner from the living room, you will find the master suite. The bed nestles into a windowed nook that gives you a view of the bay from bed. Just like all the Anderson windows in the house, you can crank these open and go to sleep listening to the gentle waves of the bay outside your window. Find ample storage in the four closets and a niche also provides room for either a sitting area or a desk. The master bathroom includes a built-in washer and dryer area beyond pretty etched glass bifold doors. The shower room features two shower heads in a tiled room plus a garden tub. No need to take turns! Winding your way up the stair tower to the third floor, you arrive in an amazing space with an overlook to the living room below, just like being on board a ship! This floor was never finished out so you can design it the way you want with two more bedrooms or an office or a living area plus a bathroom (the plumbing is all ready - the walls and floor need to be finished and the fixtures installed). The back bedroom has a little private balcony. This Victorian home has a beautiful mansard roof. The flat area was completed with fiberglass and includes a widow's walk from an internal staircase. Plans are available to finish that area with a cupola. Up on the widow's walk, enjoy a view of the entire island of Fortescue or watch the wildlife in both the bay and marsh or indulge in some spectacular stargazing. Walls are 2x6 reinforced with plywood on the interior. This solid house has withstood hurricane-force winds. Don't wait to tour this home. It has a lot of potential to become the home of your dreams with your own personal touches added.

Middle School
Downe Township Middle School
Price History
12/21/2020 Listed $299,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Oven - Double, Cooktop, Built-In Microwave, Washer, Dryer
Architectural Style Victorian
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Aluminum Siding
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 35
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Combination Dining/Living, Dining Area, Elevator, Pantry, Primary Bedroom - Bay Front, Attic, Efficiency, Primary Bath(s), Other
Levels 3
Location Type Bayfront
MLS Area Downe Twp (20604)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Deck(s)
Possession Immediate
Price Per Sq Ft 188.52
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 6142.0
Tax Lot 00044
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Bay, Water
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1586
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N No
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Hookup
Living Area 1586
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 3
Window Features Double Pane, Energy Efficient

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Door Features French
Garage Features Built In
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.18
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 7841.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 2
Type of Parking Driveway, Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08321

AVG $230K
AVG $4,483
AVG 24
Year Built
AVG 1959

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