The property is named after JRR Tolkien’s vision of the land of Hollin. This came to mind because there is a grove of small holly trees in front of the apartment deck, and a gigantic holly tree in the rear of the property (not to mention many holly bushes of various species). You may recall that Gandolf, Aragorn, the dwarves, and and the hobbits passed through the land of Hollin on the quest to destroy the ring.  It was so named because it was filled with Holly trees and bushes. As Gandolf said: ”There is a wholesome air about Hollin. Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there.”  “That is true ‘ said Legolas, but the elves of this land were of a race strange to us sylvan folk and the trees and the grass do not now remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: Deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; But they are gone.

The owner is a retired physician and has been a volunteer chaplain at DUMC for 10 years. It was apparent that there was a need for housing for transplant patients, and thanks to an unused “mother-in-law suite”, this unit became available over 10 years – undergoing many improvements in the process!