Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott showcase their impeccable style in newly renovated LA home
Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jonathan Scott looked like they couldn’t be prouder as they unveiled their newly renovated home to his magazine Drew + Jonathan reveal on Wednesday.
The beautiful Los Angeles home was originally built in 1938 by famed architect Gerard Colcord, and the 42-year-old New Girl star and 44-year-old Property Brothers star — who runs the magazine with his twin brother Drew — have thoroughly updated it. from the inside and the outside.
“This is a house that suits our tastes and needs, aesthetically and functionally,” said Zooey approvingly.
Dream Home: Zooey Deschanel, 42, and her sweetheart Jonathan Scott, 44, featured their LA home in his magazine Drew + Jonathan Reveal on Wednesday. The couple renovated a 1938 home in Brentwood designed by famed architect Gerard Colcord
Zooey and Jonathan bought the home at the height of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in June 2020, and they embarked on some intensive restorations and alterations over the next two years.
The two have been dating since August 2019, and they had a fateful first meeting when she met him on an episode of Carpool Karaoke, which also featured his brother Drew and her older sister Emily Deschanel.
The couple took the time to announce the purchase, as it wasn’t until January of this year that Jonathan revealed that the couple had found their “forever home.”
It was love at first sight for Zooey, who said, “As soon as we pulled into the driveway, we knew this house was special.”
Back to basics: Jonathan and Zooey bought the house in June 2020 and spent two years renovating it inside and out. They tried to bring it back to its classic style after incongruous updates in the 70s and 80s
Fateful Meeting: The two have been dating since August 2019, and they had a fateful first meeting when she met him on an episode of Carpool Karaoke With a Sibling, which also featured his brother Drew and her older sister Emily Deschanel.
The classic house features five spacious bedrooms and is located in the Tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, home to a number of Hollywood stars.
“It was a beautiful house with a lot of history,” Jonathan said approvingly.
The couple appreciated the traditional Georgian Revival style, although renovations over the years had added incongruous modern touches that didn’t quite add up.
“With two jerky additions in the ’70s and ’80s, the house no longer functioned well by today’s standards,” said Jonathan, and he and Zooey began to “maintain” Colcord’s style, who was a traditionalist, even in 1938 standards.
But the renovations have not only brought the rest of the house in line with the original design, but also updated it to make the house much more efficient.
The couple installed Tesla roof tiles to generate electricity from the abundant sun, which is then stored in a large battery system.
Nine smart panels throughout the house monitor the energy consumption of all electrical appliances, and the plumbing system is equipped with a gray water recycling system that reuses water from the showers and sinks for toilets and even outdoor irrigation.
“This isn’t just a smart house,” the HGTV star boasted. “It’s a genius house.”
Immaculate: The five bedroom house is in a Georgian Revival style. Jonathan worked on the exterior, while Zooey decorated the interior with ‘dope-a** tiles and upholstery’ featuring Moroccan fabrics and Portuguese tiles
The exterior of the house had wood paneling that didn’t meet fire codes, so Jonathan replaced it with brick and also covered the house with fire-resistant material that would also make it better insulated.
“It still looks like it could be a 100-year-old house, but it’s now LEED certified and will eventually use less energy from the grid than a small apartment,” he added.
While he was working on the outside, Zooey arranged for the interior to be decorated with ‘dope-a** tiles and upholstery.’
The house was given an international look through the use of Portuguese tiles and Moroccan fabrics, which contrasted with the tasteful white walls.
She also made sure there was plenty of “preparation space” in the kitchen, which was adorned with pretty green cabinetry and what Jonathan joked was “the largest island ever built,” with tasteful white granite countertops.
The All The Real Girls actress praised her partner for his ability to return the house to its former glory.
“Jonathan is so great at figuring that out. He’s been doing it for his customers for so long and now he’s doing it for us and our family.”
Future Home: Called the Park House for its expansive yard, the home was updated with new insulation and Tesla solar tiles, plus a battery system and gray water recycling. ‘This isn’t just a smart house,’ the HGTV star boasted, ‘It’s a genius house’
Her family seemed particularly enamored with the house’s expansive yard, which was decorated with a 60-year-old rose garden and beautiful plane trees.
“When we brought the kids here, they asked, ‘Do we live in a park?’” Jonathan recalled, so they appropriately chose to call their new home the Park House.
Zooey and Jonathan sounded relieved that they were done with their dream home after spending so much time getting it just right.
“It was really practical for both of us,” Zooey said. “We spent many Saturdays looking for the right details to add to this house.”
Hard work: Zooey and Jonathan sounded relieved that they were done with their dream home after spending so much time getting it just right. “It was really practical for both of us,” Zooey said. ‘Many Saturdays we were looking for the right details to add to this house’; seen in march in west hollywood