NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ (CBS) – A Cape May County family is donating a home on land for free. The house is on East 22nd Avenue in North Wildwood.
But if all goes as hoped, the house won’t be there for long.
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Welcome to North Wildwood, where nestled in the middle of the block, a comfortable four bedroom A-frame beach cottage can be yours.
Its interior is impeccably maintained with attention to detail in every nook and cranny.
The house has four bedrooms and one bathroom – and that is the problem.
âWe only had one bathroom. How did we survive with all these people having a place to sleep and with only one bathroom? I’ll never know, âsaid owner Andrea Valentino.
Valentino and his extended family have treasured summer memories at home for almost a century. North Wildwood is in their blood.
âWe need more space,â she said.
And there is the big fight for this family: to stay cramped in this chalet or to build bigger, the house can meet a wrecking ball.
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âThis house means too much to me to just tear it down,â Valentino said.
So in this market the house is really affordable.
âI’m giving up the house. The house is up for grabs, âsaid Valentino.
Here’s the catch: While it’s free, whoever the new owner is, they’ll have to move the house in and out of here.
âSee if there is any point in someone raising the house and moving it to existing land, as it still has, in my opinion, generations of more life,â Valentino said.
This business of moving a house is not that affordable. The estimates found by CBS3 could be staggering depending on the distance and location.
Recently the story was featured in Wildwood Sun magazine and the news went wild.
Valentino seeks to gift her space of a lifetime of memories to the good family who love the shore, as she says it is the house that sets the standard for her family.
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“If the walls could speak, the stories they could tell from everything they could tell that has happened inside these walls over the past eight years in our family,” said she declared.