Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott kept their house purchase a secret for a while — it was a major milestone in their relationship, so they’re keeping it a secret. Now that they’re two years deep into a home renovation, they’re giving their fans an update on how it’s going in the latest issue of Drew + Jonathan reveal.
Let’s just say spectacular is probably the word that comes to mind. The couple not only did a fabulous job creating their dream ‘forever’ home, but they also made sure to make their blended family a top priority. Deschanel is the mother of two children, son Charlie Wolf, 4, and daughter Elsie Otter, 6, from her marriage to Jacob Pechenik. Their needs therefore also came into play in the property which they dubbed “the park house”.
In the entryway, where they look forward to welcoming their guests, Deschanel describes the space as “beautiful, warm and welcoming”, Scott also has family plans in mind for the area. Removing the house’s spiral staircase and adding a wider two-story staircase, the TV personality told RevealMagazine.com it was “the perfect backdrop for vacation photos. as a family on many levels”.
The design duo aren’t getting rid of the house’s charm – it’s about updating the property with energy-efficient utilities and pairing it with stylish decor that includes “ornate Gothic woodwork, ornate plaques of handmade brass switch and reclaimed wood beams. Deschanel has a very clear vision for their family home. “I grew up in a 1920s Spanish-style house and always liked old houses,” she explained. “Modern is cool, but it doesn’t have the same appeal to me. I like the character of old houses, the personality. They’re getting closer to finishing major renovations and living in their dream home — and we can’t wait to see the full reveal.
The latest issue of Drew + Jonathan Reveal, available on newsstands, on Amazon and online now.
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