Johnny Cash purchased the 4.5-acre property shortly before proposing to June Carter in the late ‘60s, according to a spokesperson for the property. The couple lived there until they died just four months apart in 2003.
The original home burned to the ground in a tragic 2007 fire, but the Cash footprint is still found on the property. June’s wardrobe room, which survived the fire, is now a modern studio apartment. The garage where Johnny kept his cars still stands.
Seashells from Johnny and June’s other home in Jamaica are embedded into the pavement, and their son John lives across the street, the spokesperson said.
The property’s new owner will also get access to a lakefront dock, pool and loads of green space. There is no listed asking price from seller James Gresham, a Texas businessman, but we speculate it’ll be mighty high:
During the 35 years he lived in Hendersonville, Johnny hosted guests including Bob Dylan and Ronald Reagan. The estate’s original fence and guardhouse are still there, and the home’s stone framework still stands. You’ll also find remnants of June’s bell garden, where she installed large bells to honor late family members.
The current owner is looking for a bidder committed to maintaining the property’s history, the spokesperson said. A number of bids have been placed since the estate was listed earlier this month, but nothing is final yet.
We’d be more than happy to move into this romantic slice of history.