Late Jazz Icon Dave Brubeck’s One-of-a-Kind Wilton Home Wants $2.75M

While special midcentury moderns designed by renowned architects dot Fairfield County, it’s not often that you find one for sale in Wilton, Connecticut. That’s just part of what makes this circa-1960s abode listed for $2.75 million so exciting. More importantly, it was the personal home of famous pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who passed away in 2012. The talented musician had the one-of-a-kind home created for his family and the inspiration for it was found from his travels on tour.

While playing his music in Japan, Brubeck was struck by the Japanese architecture he saw. It didn’t take much for him to realize that he wanted to incorporate these influences into his Wilton home, which was then designed by Beverly David Thorne.

The result is a masterful mix of clean lines, color, and shape. Japanese flair can especially be seen outside, where a moon gate, Japanese garden with bridges and fountains, and Soju screens foster tranquility. Nakashima-designed furniture in the dining room continues to nod to Brubeck’s passion for Japan’s artistry.

Besides the beautifully balanced style that melts seamlessly into the landscape, the home is abundantly spacious with 8 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in a 6,200-square-foot layout. Jazzing it up from the typical Colonial-style homes you see in this area, the home is a real gem.

Monica Webster of Douglas Elliman has the listing, which sits on 7.5 acres, but can also be purchased with five adjacent lots.