Johnny Cash’s Former Tennessee Estate Is for Sale — See Pictures!
A property that once belonged to one of country music's most celebrated legends is on the market. Johnny Cash's former lakeside estate in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tenn., is now up for sale — if you're ready to spend just under $4 million, that is.
Seller James Gresham tells the Wall Street Journal that he plans on selling the historic property to a "huge fan" of the country icon, and only if he approves of the buyer's intentions for the land.
Cash purchased the more than four-acre property along Old Hickory Lake in 1968. It is where he and wife, June Carter Cash, lived for the majority of their 35-year marriage until their deaths in 2003. According to the listing, the property includes a large garage and a guardhouse. There is more than 1,000 feet of lake frontage on the land, which features lush, spectacular views in every direction. A stone wall surrounds the entirety of the gated property, and there are beautiful stone walls and terraced steps all over the estate.
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The husband-and-wife superstars weren't the only celebrities to grace the house — Al Gore, former President Ronald Reagan and Cash's friend Bob Dylan all visited the home over the years. It also served as the location where Cash went through detox in 1960 and where Kris Kristofferson landed his helicopter in a desperate attempt to get the star's attention and pitch him his songs. The property is the setting of one of the climactic scenes of the 2005 Cash biopic Walk the Line.
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb purchased the estate and the 13,000-square-foot-plus home in 2006, and the lavish house burned down in 2007. Gresham bought the property in 2014 for $2 million, and he's asking for $3,950,500. Quite a few of the amenities survived the fire, including a one-bedroom apartment building that June Carter Cash once used as a place to store her costumes. A swimming pool, tennis court and covered boat dock are among the entities that managed to survive the fire and are still intact today.
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