Jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s house has eight bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and at least four pianos. It’s not clear whether the latter, or the Nakashima furniture, is included in the $2.75 million price tag.
Dave and Iola Brubeck hired an unknown young architect, Beverly David Thorne, to design their first house, completed in 1954, in Oakland, California. When they moved east, Thorne also designed their Connecticut house. He “often slept outdoors on the property in a sleeping bag while designing the house to chart where the sun emerged in the sky each day so he could best position the structure for maximum sun exposure during season changes,” according to Brubeck. The house was completed around the same time Thorne designed Case Study House #26 in California.
Dave Brubeck lived there until his death in 2012; his wife, lyricist Iola Whitlock, died in 2014. This is the first time the house has been put up for sale.
See more photos at Town & Country or just buy the pad here. If that’s out of your price range, the Brubeck Estate will be releasing a set of previously unreleased outtakes from the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1959 Time Out album. Listen to the original for free: