My 3 Holly Houses

Holly Avenue is a great street. I’ve sold three houses on Holly — two in Takoma Park, MD and one on Holly Street in Shepherd Park, Washington, DC.

7300 Holly Ave, Takoma Park

7300 Holly Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

Holly Ave in Takoma Park: Huge front porch and Holly trees.

I helped my buyers find this stunning farmhouse in August 2011.

The buyers had walked by it many times on their way to the Metro and when the sign came up, their dream of staying in Takoma Park and moving to a larger house suddenly seemed real. Their dream came true.

Montgomery County Historic Preservation Committee deemed it a “Class 1, Outstanding Resource”. They just called it home.

The front porch had an inviting swing and the house was perched high up on Holly Avenue. They lived in a smaller home just minutes away but with careful planning and flexibility, they moved across town and into one of the most beautiful homes not just on Holly Avenue but in Takoma Park.

7416 Holly Ave, Takoma Park

7416 Holly Ave Takoma Park: driveway view

The "Depression-Proof" House on Holly Ave.

This house has it all: an income apartment, a library and an artist’s studio, a home office with garden and sky views. This home is unique even for Takoma Park.  The imposing brick structure showcases a thoughtful builder, notice the corner windows.  Light in the morning and the afternoon, and views for the gorgeous garden hidden from the street.

7416 Holly Ave Takoma Park: the library

The library is gorgeous, notice the glass doors in the middle of the custom made shelves.

It’s a two story home that has two complete living spaces — one to live in and one to rent out, if necessary. It’s a “Depression proof” house — in tough years, one can pay the mortgage with the money from the separate apartment.

7416 Holly Ave Takoma Park: large room

Space for the soul to live in. Look at those windows.

7416 Holly Ave Takoma Park: white room

The artist studio, the perfect home office with skylights and tree top views. My buyers found their dream home.

1206 Holly St., NW, Washington, DC

1206 Holly St. NW, Washington, DC 20012

Holly St in DC: A street to call home.

I found this house for my buyer in April 2011.

It’s a cute bungalow on a gorgeous, tree-lined street in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. Very close to downtown Silver Spring and downtown DC, a neighborhood filled with houses in all price ranges.

This house had what so many buyers want, an enchanting front porch to hang out on, and inside, great living spaces and even a yard for the dog.

It needed some updating, but the good bones were there. We looked at many houses, but we kept coming back to this one. A street named Holly is home for another buyer.

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