5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,459 SqFt
0.23 Acre Lot
10,018 Sqft Lot
Status Pending
Property Type Detached
Year Built 1923
Neighborhood Takoma Park
Days on Website 25

Property Map

$1,100,000 – 7108 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Street View

Courtesy of Gabriele Parker, Taylor Properties.


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 Details and Features


  • Full
  • Daylight
  • Partial
  • Heated
  • Improved
  • Outside Entrance
  • Side Entrance
  • Walkout Stairs
  • Windows


  • 4 total bathrooms
  • 1 bathroom on all lower levels
  • 2 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom
  • 1 half bathroom on main level


  • 4 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 5 bedrooms


  • 3,459 sqft living area
  • 3,120 sqft above grade (finished)
  • 339 sqft below grade (finished)
  • 345 sqft below grade (unfinished)
  • Built in 1923
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: Dry Wall,Other,Vaulted Ceilings
  • 3+ levels
  • Blown-In Insulation
  • Frame
  • Low VOC Products/Finishes


  • Central Air
  • Electric
  • Central A/C


  • Front Foot Fee Pymt Freq: Annually


  • 1 fireplace
  • Equipment


  • Hardwood
  • Tile/Brick


  • Natural Gas
  • Hot Water


  • 8 days on market
  • $353 per sqft


  • County: Montgomery
  • Subdivision: Takoma Park


  • 10,000 sqft
  • 0.23 acres

Energy Saving

  • Construction
  • Home Energy Management
  • Recycled Materials
  • Regionally Sourced Materials
  • Salvaged Materials
  • Water-Smart Landscaping


  • Other Structures: Above Grade,Below Grade
  • View: Garden/Lawn,Street


  • Metal
  • Vegetated
  • Shingle




  • Public Sewer


  • City/Town Tax: $5,507
  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • County Tax: $11,498
  • County Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • Tax Annual Amount: $17,124
  • Tax Year: 2018


  • Natural Gas Available
  • Sewer Available
  • Water Available

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