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Listing 11 out of 72
$1,100,000 Under Contract

7108 Holly Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,804 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft lot - MLS# MDMC661102
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This home is an artful blend of historic charm and new green practices. This beautiful home acts as a sundial, bringing sun and light into the house all day, making the abundant wood and plaster glow. The rear addition to this classic bungalow cottage, built in 2006, is straw bale and natural plaster construction. Green roofs, creative building with salvaged materials and locally milled wood, heating with a corn stove, and a storm water management plan integrated with beautiful native plantings and a retention pond are just some of the sustainable features. Rooftop solar panels fulfill about 15 percent of the home's electricity needs, with 2 people in the apartment and 5 people upstairs the load is high. Even on a frigid day, the home is warm, thanks to the corn-fired stove in the corner of the kitchen, the room at the center of the house. The addition to the historical part of the house includes a kitchen, 2 offices/libraries, pantry/laundry, powder room and mudroom, as well as a charming sunroom downstairs. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a porch. But the walls on the addition aren't made of drywall, they were built using straw bale construction, a method that involves stacking up bales of straw and plastering it inside and out to protect it from the elements and achieving exceptional insulation characteristics. The transformation of the existing home into an ethereal gallery creates a counterpoint to the intimacy and materiality of the rest of the house. Rain barrels in the backyard collect runoff for use in the garden. A collection pond captures water that would normally run downhill and pool in the basement, turning it into a habitat for birds and other animals. All energy-star rated appliances (at the least) and an ERV system (energy recovery ventilation) also add to the environmentally conscious design. Legal accessory apartment in basement with one bedroom and one bath, spacious kitchen and high ceilings. Can be used as in-law suite or for rental. Don't miss this one, you'll never see another like it!


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: Under Contract
  • County/Area: Montgomery County
  • Zip Code: 20912
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Takoma Park
  • School District: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Sq.Ft.: 3,804 sq ft
  • Stories: 3+ Story
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: See Basement Details
  • Fireplace: Equipment, 1
  • Lot Size: 10019 sq ft lot
  • Baths: 4
  • View: Garden/Lawn, Street
  • Zoning: R60
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 3,120
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Basement Details: Yes, Full, Daylight, Partial, Heated, Improved, Outside Entrance, Side Entrance, Walkout Stairs, Windows
  • Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2.00
  • Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 4
  • Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT: 339
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT: 345
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Central Air Y/N: Yes
  • Construction Materials: Other, Blown-In Insulation, Frame, Low VOC Products/Finishes
  • Cooling: Electric
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood, Tile/Brick
  • Green Energy Efficient: Construction, Home Energy Management
  • Green Sustainability: Recycled Materials, Regionally Sourced Materials, Salvaged Materials
  • Green Water Conservation: Water-Smart Landscaping
  • Heating: Natural Gas, Other
  • Heating Type: Hot Water, Other
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Improvements: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Land Use Code: 011
  • Lot SQFT: 10,000
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Municipal Trash Y/N: Yes
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Photo Option: Lister Will Upload All
  • Roof: Metal, Vegetated, Shingle
  • Room List: Living Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Den, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Laundry, Mud Room, Office
  • SchoolDistrictSource: Listing Agent
  • Selling Agent: Stacey D Styslinger
  • Selling Office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
  • Tax Annual Amount: 17124.0
  • Tax Total Finished SQFT: 3,459
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Below Grade SQFT: 684
  • Total Below Grade SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total Finished SQFT: 3,459
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Type Of Parking: Driveway, On Street
  • Utilities: Natural Gas Available, Sewer Available, Water Available
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: Dry Wall, Other, Vaulted Ceilings
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built Source: Public Records
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Dan Metcalf | 301-830-1221 | Contact Me
Meg Finn | 

Finn Family Group - One Columbia Ave - Takoma Park, MD 20912 | 301-270-7026
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