Jazz Musician David Brubeck’s Japanese-Inspired Home Is For Sale

David Brubeck is best known for his contributions to jazz, however the Wilton, Connecticut, home where he lived up until his death at the age of 91 in 2012 is its own sort of masterpiece, and it is now for sale for the very first time ever. Listed at $2.75 million, the eight-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom dwelling was custom-made constructed by the “Take Five” artist in 1963. Throughout the 7.5-acre home are outdoor components that include pops of red, like this moon gate.
Image: Kyle P Norton/ Courtesy of Douglas EllimanBrubeck was motivated by Japanese architecture after going to the nation on trip, and the house features a number of Asian-inspired elements consisting of a red moon gate, a garden with bridges and fountains, and shoji screens. The dining space furniture, which is still inside the house, was customized for the space by George Nakashima.This living area functions 20-foot-high ceilings.
Picture: Kyle P Norton/ Courtesy of Douglas EllimanDiscover ADVERTISEMENT PROThe supreme resource for design market experts, brought to you by the editors of Architectural DigestArrowThe 6,200-square-foot house also has unique midcentury contemporary aspects, such as a flat roofing system. The exterior is made partially of stone and partly of what appears to be wood paneling painted red; around the back of the house, the walls are made completely of glass windows for a view of the lush lawn. There are three fireplaces throughout the home, consisting of one that serves as the big centerpiece of the official living space, which is accessed through a stone staircase leading down from the foyer.