Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott revealed earlier this month that they had purchased a Los Angeles “dream home.”
And true to the brand, they plan on completely renovating before they actually move in.
The “Property Brothers” star and “New Girl” actress purchased a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom property in July 2020 for $9.5 million, records show.
Now, after a series of delays, they expect to finally move in next month.
In the Jan. 7 issue of his Reveal magazine, Scott, 43, writes a personal essay detailing the process of finding the house and knowing immediately it was the perfect place for them.
“As we pulled up the drive, it just seemed . . . magical,” Scott recalls. “It sat on a little over an acre, and with its lush lawn and massive California sycamores, it looked like a park. Which is why when we first brought the kids to the property, they dubbed it the Park House.”
Deschanel has two children with her ex-husband Jacob Pechenik. She and Scott are not married, but say this home will be their “forever home” together.
“This dream home would become the largest residential renovation I had ever done in my career,” Scott wrote. But then the pandemic hit, and a host of other delays ensued due to supply-chain issues and shuttered permit offices.
But after renovating more than 500 homes for other families, Scott was unfazed.
“We have each other, and we have time — the rest of our lives together in this house. Our house. Our dream home, where we’ll see the kids grow up laughing and adventuring in the yard, where we’ll play host to friends and family,” he writes.
“I want the reveal to be perfect,” he writes. “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.”
Photos obtained by The Post show the house as they bought it.
Spanning more than 6,300 square feet, the East Coast Colonial-style property is situated on an acre lot and was designed and built by renowned Old Hollywood architect Gerard Colcord in 1938.
Surrounded by sycamore trees, which Scott and Deschanel, 42, said they loved, the residence is located in the upscale Brentwood neighborhood.
Amenities include a tennis court, a full guest house, a gazebo and an expansive pool.
Scott and Deschanel had initially planned to update the bathrooms and be in the home by Christmas 2020. But they quickly discovered the house had water damage and a long list of other repairs and projects.
“Literally everyone on the planet who was building or renovating anything over the last two years is experiencing delays,” Jonathan said.
“I knew what our roles would be ever since Zooey appeared on ‘Celebrity IOU,’ when I discovered she absolutely loathes demolition. I clearly would be the construction lead and Zooey would be my liaison designer,” he writes. “As a couple undertaking a massive renovation project, if the most you’re disagreeing on is sink placement and recessed lighting, you’re probably doing well.”
Made up of two separate parcels, the home boasts a sprawling front lawn, a classic red brick porch and jade-green shutters.
Interior features include a formal dining room with wainscoting and sets of original French doors, a living room and sunroom combo with wood-burning fireplace, and a study.
The kitchen comes with stainless-steel appliances and upstairs is the primary suite which has its own fireplace and views of the gardens.
“What I found out very early on is that Zooey loves Los Angeles. Like, love-loves it,” said Scott, a native Canadian who owns a place in Las Vegas, in the essay. “She’s a native Angeleno, her parents still live in her childhood home, the whole deal.”
“I recall thinking, ‘Okay, okay…give me the sales pitch,’ skeptically, not thinking of myself as an ‘L.A. guy.’ But the more she showed me her Los Angeles — the parks she went to growing up, the neighborhoods where she made memories with her closest friends — the more I found myself in love with an Angeleno, and with L.A., too.”
“Eight months into our relationship, I already knew Zooey was the yin to my yang, the PB to my J. We were on parallel paths toward the happiness we’d been seeking our whole lives,” Scott explained.