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$ 775,000

c. 1850 Greek Revival

18 Sherman Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland

Douglas House

18 Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 - Dating to Mid-1800's
18 Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 - Dating to Mid-1800's
Thought to be Part of the Carroll Estate the Manor house for which was razed in the 1950's. and pre-dating the founding of the City of Takoma Park - this home is believed to date from the mid-1800's.
This Greek Revival house is one of the earliest structures in Takoma Park and exhibits both architectural and historical significance. It is listed as a Historic Building in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,460
Unheated Sq. Ft. 374
Stories 4
Acres 0.2

Features.

  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • High Ceilings
  • Tin Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • A designated Historic Home in Montgomery County
  • Beautiful Wood Floors
  • Historic District at end of block
  • Just 1 mile from Metro
  • Renovation tax credits available
  • South facing private yard

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David Maplesden photo David Maplesden

Mobile: 202 270-7253
Office: 301 270-7026

Website: http:www.maplelsdengroup.com

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Tax Credit Info

County Tax Credit Program for Historic Homes

Here are tax credit details for credits against property taxes and money owed the State of Maryland.

Link to County Historic Property Office

For details on what can be done to this property under the historic designation

Historic Designated Home in Sought After Location in City of Takoma Park!

A historic opportunity is presented in the form of 18 Sherman Avenue - a Montgomery County designated historic property known as the Douglas House and one of the oldest homes in Takoma Park (tax record incorrect). It is believed to have been part of the original Carroll Manor Estate that was located on nearby Manor Circle and is estimated to date to the mid-19th Century - before Takoma Park City was founded. The historic designation does allow for normal living with few restrictions and also for State tax credits for many types of improvements - for tax credit info see disclosures and here: https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/historic/tax-credit-program/ .

It's a delightful Greek Revival style home with important architectural features including a boxed cornice featuring a frieze with incised brackets and returns on both gable ends. Beneath the current siding is the original narrow wood clapboard. Step into an enchanting living room with pretty wood floors and built-in shelving. Behind it is a cozy study multi-purpose room. A full bedroom and an updated bathroom on the main level are great for guests. To the rear, the roomy kitchen has warm cherry wood cabinets and tons of counter space with a center island. The offset dining room is flooded with light and joy in all seasons.

Upstairs a 2nd full bathroom, laundry room, and a spacious owner bedroom. The 3rd level features another bedroom with storage space at either end that also makes for a great hobby area.

If you need storage space the unfinished basement is ideal. The zoned CAC is about 6 years old, while the gas hot water heater around 4 years. Gas-fired radiator heating is featured and preferred by allergy sufferers as it's a gentle heat.

A surprisingly large rear garden gets southern sun and it's a great place for growing plants of all types (1 dead tree is scheduled for removal soon). There's a brick patio for your outdoor furniture and entertaining. The metal and shingle roof is just 4 years old and the older tin portion was repaired at that time.

This is a sought-after location on a beautiful block close to all you desire in the City. Walk to the Takoma Food Cooperative, restaurants, City Hall, Schools, Library, and just one mile to the Metro Station! It's hard to find a Takoma Park home with more character and history than this one, yet so comfortable for the easy and modest living we seek.

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David Maplesden photo David Maplesden

Mobile: 202 270-7253
Office: 301 270-7026

Website: http:www.maplelsdengroup.com

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