The late wonderful jazz pianist Dave Brubeck’s midcentury aspiration home has offered for $2.5 million, down from its initial $2.75 million asking selling price in Oct.
He constructed the secluded estate at 221 Millstone Street in Wilton, Conn., in 1963.
The 8-bedroom, 5½-bathtub property has a time-capsule truly feel to it, and sits on 7½ acres and athletics an indoor pool.
It was created by Brubeck’s pal, the architect Beverly David Thorne, to match into the landscape, overlooking the level the place Spectacle and East Department Comstock brooks meet.
The purchaser is Smokey Hormel, a gifted guitarist who has worked with Johnny Income, Neil Diamond, Justin Timberlake, Josh Groban, Norah Jones and Adele. Hormel also acquired numerous other plenty from the Brubeck estate. In whole, he paid $4.12 million for 25 acres, together with 221 Millstone Highway. (The other addresses he purchased are 67 Millstone Road Great deal 1B Millstone Street 69, 73, 85 and 87 Hickory Hill Highway.)
The main residence on Millstone Road features Asian influences, following Brubeck’s visits to Japan. (He experienced traveled the planet for the US Point out Office as a Chilly War-period “Jazz ambassador.”)
The retro house functions Japanese facts like a moon gate and a formal residing area with shoji sliding doorways that lead to a wrap terrace and solarium.
There is also a audio studio, which attributes 20-foot ceilings and customized built-ins, still characteristics his pianos and an organ and the home is filled with earth-toned stone and wooden — which includes a curved-stone staircase.
There are also Japanese-model gardens, a fountain, brooks and a red bridge. The listing broker, who also repped the customer, was Douglas Elliman’s Monica Webster.