April 28, 2023
There’s been a lot of buzz about Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel’s recently completed renovation of a 100-year-old Georgian Revival home called Park House.
(They coined the name because of the expansive lawn dotted with sycamore trees and 60-year-old rose bushes.)
The 1930s home has been completely remodeled, upgraded, expanded, and made sustainable – all while maintaining the elegant, traditional aesthetic established by the original architect, Gerard Colcord.
The entire renovation took two years. A good chunk of that time was spent tracking down the absolute right products – like HALO recessed lighting – to meet the needs and tastes of Jonathan and Zooey and their family.
No detail was overlooked. To bring back some of the home’s original beauty, all the doors were replaced and baseboards, casings, and crown moldings were added to create a period look. Gothic arches were retained throughout the house. Custom kitchen hoods were created for both the main house and the guest house. Handmade, French toggle-style light switches add an extra air of authenticity to the historic home.
The five-bedroom Park House uses less grid energy than a small apartment. Heat pumps and solar roof tiles were added, as well as smart electrical panels that manage every electrical circuit in the house. Fireproof insulation was added.
The house is very eco-friendly. Zero-VOC paint that doesn’t affect air quality in the house was used. A whole-home gray water recycling system reduces water consumption by 40%. A drip irrigation system conserves water outside by avoiding overwatering.
For recessed lighting, Jonathan and Zooey chose HALO brand products. The couple used our easy-to-install LT4-DM 4” Regressed Canless Direct Mount throughout their home. The design stars appreciate HALO’s superior quality, performance, and energy usage. HALO fit in perfectly with Jonathan and Zooey’s plans for their family home.
“I’ve been so impressed with the innovation HALO offers,” says Jonathan Scott.
Initially I was looking for an energy efficient recessed lighting solution…(I) quickly became a fan of HALO’s ability to change temperature and the low-profile options that have saved me on several renovations. They are a go to for us on all our projects for their style and quality.Jonathan Scott of YouTube’s Jonathan & Zooey House and HGTV’s Property Brothers
HALO recessed light in Jonathan and Zooey’s new living room.
Want to see more of the Park House? Watch Jonathan as he takes you through his and Zooey’s newly renovated home.
Watch this video for more information about HALO’s line of classic-style canless downlights.