Rehabbed Cardin home to be featured on cable television
The renovated eco-friendly Owings Mills home of Jon Cardin, a Democratic delegate from Owings Mills and nephew of Sen. Ben Cardin, will be featured on an upcoming edition of Renovation Nation, a Discovery Channel show.
A film crew is to be at the home on April 18 and April 20, according to a release from the delegate’s office.
According to the release:
Cardin began renovations on his house, located at 12112 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, MD, last year and is on the verge of completing a sustainable, energy efficient, green home. His house, known as the Old Gill School was originally constructed in 1871 as a one-room school house on the corner of Walnut Ave. and Garrison Forest Rd. in Owings Mills. It was sold to a former student, Elise Durham, and her husband in 1933, and they converted it into a tiny three-bedroom home to raise their three children there. Mrs. Durham died in 2005 and her daughters sold it to Cardin 2006.
Cardin lived there for a year while designing the green expansion and renovations with his architect Bruce Finkelstein. Ashley Homes did the bulk of the renovations over a period of 18 months.
Green Improvements include but are not limited to:
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- Reinstallation of a functional wood stove
- Use of overstock wood, tile, and brick from previous work sites
- Low/No VOC paint, finish, stain
- Recycled plastic carpets and decking
- Solar panel installation
- High-density insulation
- Reuse of original dirt cellar as a functional wine cellar
Cardin takes pride in leaving the original façade and returning the interior to a single room reflecting the original school.