Takoma Park Tree House-Bungalow

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, living room

Sold from the first open house: 1920’s Historic and Re-Crafted Bungalow

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Price: $779,000

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Expanded and beautifully crafted bungalow with the charm and style of the 1920’s and the must-have upgrades for today’s lifestyle.

The dream — a front porch perched in the trees. The true outdoor room. Private and breezy, the perfect pause before entering this oh- so- livable space. This special space sets the standard for the Takoma Park lifestyle.

Main Level

Framed by historical arches and rich detailed trim, the first floor has it all.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, living room

A living room: Windows everywhere and a detailed brick hearth-painted white to match the elegant trim. Arched entrances recall the glamour of the 1920’s. Windows frame the fireplace and let in natural light. Across the wide foyer, an arched entrance lends a deep intimacy to future gatherings in the dining room.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, kitchen

The kitchen has the recipe for today: Cherry cabinets, granite counters, clever built-ins and a window to grow herbs in. High ceilings and more light make this space special. A charming breakfast bar awaits. Lots of room to experiment and test those recipes from your favorite cooking Channel. Don’t get “Chopped” when you have family and friends over to hang out.

The Surprise

A first floor family room is connected to this super functional kitchen. Parquet floors and lots of wall space. A set of sliding glass doors lead to a private patio and flat yard. Perfection!

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, family room

A first floor bedroom suite awaits. A cozy sitting room is perfect for a peaceful retreat. The bedroom space has good closets and lots of light. An en-suite bath of course! A tiled shower, sink and storage makes this the space special. Private perfection.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, master bedroom

Upper Level

The staircase has period details and leads to clever and livable spaces. Two bedrooms with great light and closets await. A hall bath is spacious and updated.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, second bedroom

On this same level a clever room, large and functional awaits whatever style you want. Built-ins and an clever entrance to another special space sets this house apart. A playroom, potential fourth sleeping space, so many possibilities.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, study

A cozy playroom, office or yoga space also has deep windows and tree top views. Every season brings a breath-stealing view.

Value and upgraded

Super-efficient and individually controlled AC — the split systems that really work. Remotes cleverly placed throughout the home to cool or heat your spaces. Radiator heat too. Newer windows, elegant trim and historical elements blend beautifully in this home. Space and style and beautifully maintained, this move-in ready home has it all.

Lower Level

Laundry and great storage. Another secure space off the basement with a separate entrance from the yard. Great for bikes or gardening tools or even more storage. Future finishing could easily happen!


A sweet front porch in the front-the must have outdoor room and a great patio in the back.  Sun and shade to grow herbs and flowers or just chill and relax.

8 Valley View Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, patio chairs

The Neighborhood

Valley View is a quiet private street, a Takoma Park treasure hidden off of Park, Willow and Maple Ave. Permit parking required. A short stroll to all the good stuff, coffee, wine and local restaurants. This is small town living with sidewalks and festivals and that feeling of community. Metro, local schools, the Farmers Market — it’s all here.

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