First comes love, then comes a dream home! Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel have taken a new step in their relationship: buying their first home as a couple.
Scott, 43, detailed the duo’s journey to find their forever home in an essay for him and his brother draw scottthe magazine, Drew + Jonathan reveal, part of which was published on Monday, December 27. (The full Winter 2022 issue is available January 7.)
“As we pulled off the driveway, it just felt… magical,” Jonathan wrote in an essay for the magazine about the Georgian-style house, designed by architect Gerard Colcord. “He sat on a little over an acre [of land], and with its lush lawn and huge Californian sycamore trees, it looked like a park.
the Property brothers The star has been dating Deschanel, 41, since 2019. The couple knew they had found the right home once the New girl alum’s two children – Elsie, 6, and Charlie, 4, whom she shares with her ex-husband Jacob Pechenik – seen the place.
“When we first brought the kids to the property, they nicknamed it the park house. And you know what happens when you name something, whether it’s a mangy stray dog or a beautiful dream house? You keep it, ”Jonathan wrote. “Next thing you know, Zooey and I owned the Park House.”
the Ownership Brothers: Forever Home star noted that the couple bought the home, which was built in 1938, in May 2020 and closed on the property a month later. The road to completing the project, however, has been a bit bumpy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with Jonathan explaining, “Literally everyone on the planet who was building or renovating anything in the past two years is experiencing hard times. delays. “
The native of Canada revealed that there is “always” a tendency to “find hidden problems” when renovating a new platform, but he and his girlfriend have managed to overcome setbacks as a team.
“We got ourselves and we have time – the rest of our life together in this house. Our house, ”he wrote. “Our dream house, where we will see the children grow up laughing and venture out into the courtyard, where we will welcome our friends and family.”
The entrepreneur, who will continue to walk fans through the couple’s renovation with each new issue of the magazine, explained that the five-bedroom home is the “biggest home renovation I’ve ever done in my career.”
To make it even more exciting, the duo opted to implement eco-friendly features, such as fossil-fueled and fuel-free heating and air conditioning and solar panels on the roof. Through it all, Jonathan said that he and the Elf actress focused on their strengths and discussed their visions very little.
“I knew what our roles would be since Zooey appeared on celebrity debt recognition, when I found out that she absolutely hates demolition, ”he explained. “I would clearly be the construction manager and Zooey would be my liaison designer. As a couple embarking on a massive remodeling project, if you disagree the most about sink placement and recessed lighting, you’re probably doing fine.
Jonathan, who called Deschanel the “PB to my J,” added that the house will hopefully be completed by February 2022. Hopefully, it will perfectly reflect the couple’s sense of style and personalities. .
“I want the revelation to be perfect,” he wrote. “I’m sure we’ll change a few things once we move in, swap some furniture. But overall, I want it as close to her vision as possible because I know like her, it will be beautiful, eclectic, and wonderfully unique.
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