Japanese-inspired mansion belonging to Dave Brubeck hits the market

A VERY jazzy home! Dave Brubeck’s Japanese-inspired Connecticut mansion hits the market for $2,750,000 and it comes with zen gardens and interiors offering a throwback to the 1960s

  • Dave Brubeck tapped architect Beverly David Thorne to design the Japanese-inspired Wilton home in the 60s
  • Asking price is currently $2,750,000
  • The two-level abode has eight bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms
  • Zen gardens, babbling brooks, bridges and a pond are all situated on the 7.5acre lot that the house sits on, providing a ‘sense of calm’ 

The scenic Connecticut home that belonged to jazz icon Dave Brubeck has gone on the market for a staggering $2,750,000. 

Brubeck, who grew in prominence in the 1950s, tapped architect Beverly David Thorne to design the Japanese-inspired Wilton home as his stardom continued to grow. It was completed in 1963.

The abode is being shone by realtor Monica Webster of Douglas Elliman, the listing on Realtor.com reads.

Described as having a ‘sense of calm,’ the massive home is 6,200 square feet on two levels and situated on a 7.5acre lot. 

The massive Wilton, Connecticut, home that belonged to jazz icon Dave Brubeck has hit the market for $2,750,000

Brubeck (pictured with his wife Lola), who grew in prominence in the 50s, tapped architect Beverly David Thorne to design the Japanese-inspired Wilton home as his stardom continued to grow. It was completed in 1963

Plenty of privacy! Large moon gates separate the outside world and the two-story home. Most rooms have windows that don’t face the street

A ‘sense of calm’: The ginormous property has a number of zen gardens and bridges that lead to babbling brooks and a pond

It fits nicely on the land, with zen gardens and bridges placed throughout the property to give an ideal setting. The home also offers plenty of privacy as none of the main rooms have windows that show the street.

A moon gate separates the colossal home from the rest of the world.

There are eight bedrooms in total and the home also has five-and-a-half bathrooms inside. The master bedroom suite features a dressing room, full bathroom and even a charming porch. 

An elegant stone stairway curves into the step-down living room, the perfect space for relaxation with its contemporary fireplace that overlooks two brooks and a pond that is accented with fountains. 

An elegant stone stairway curves into the step-down living room, the perfect space for relaxation with its contemporary fireplace

Views: From the living room visitors can catch a spectacular view of the brooks and the pond

Listen to the tunes: Dave’s music studio is still inside the mansion, featuring a colossal 20ft ceiling, sliding patio doors and clerestory walls that offer plenty of light and a balcony

So much space! There are eight bedrooms in total and the home also has five-and-a-half bathrooms inside

Dave’s music studio is still inside the mansion, featuring a colossal 20ft ceiling, sliding patio doors, clerestory walls that offer plenty of light and a balcony. 

Natural light floods into the home through the solarium and wrap around porch that connect to the formal dining room. Shoji screen-doors connect the dining room to the outside world.

The kitchen has plenty of room and is accessorized with wood paneling, leading out to the patio. A breakfast room sits next to the kitchen.  

A study in the two-story home doubles as an au pair suite and a family room provides the perfect space to get together with loved ones.

The kitchen has plenty of room and is accessorized with wood paneling, leading out to the patio

A breakfast room sits nearby the kitchen, still getting ample light

Natural light floods into the home through the solarium and wrap around porch that connect to the formal dining room

Extra amenities include a playroom that doubles as an exercise room, an indoor pool and a heated spa. 

A two-car garage also sits on the property. The house has blue and orange walls, reminiscent of the 1960s and in contrast to the greys and whites of today.

The home has retained its historic feel because following the musician’s death in 2012, the home went to his children. They kept the home the same, up until now, Curbed reports. 

Brubeck was a part of the Dave Brubeck Quartet when he had the home built, and it was with the group that he became a U.S. State Department–sanctioned ‘Jazz Ambassador.’ The musician toured the world, eventually seeing and falling in love with Japan. He even recorded the album, Jazz Impressions of Japan, and several others about his time abroad.

Let’s take a dip! Those looking to enjoy the water but not the weather can enjoy the home’s indoor pool and steam room

The wrap around porch allows one to get from one part of the humongous house to another in a matter of seconds

Windows provide much of the lighting that does get into the home

 Fountains seen out on the pond. A small gazebo sits out on a small island on the water

Following the musician’s (front center) death in 2012, the home went to his children

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