Charred Remains of Johnny Cash’s Lakeside Home for Sale
A property that once belonged to one of country music's most celebrated legends is on the market. Johnny Cash's former lakeside home Hendersonville, Tenn., is now up for sale.
There is currently no asking price, according to the Wall Street Journal, with seller James Gresham telling the Journal that he plans on selling the historic property to a "huge fan" of the country star and only if he approves of the buyer's intentions for the land.
Though the lavish house burned down in 2007, the property now belongs to a one-bedroom apartment building that was once used by fellow country legend and Cash's wife June Carter Cash 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.
Cash purchased the more than four-acre property along Old Hickory Lake in 1968. It is where he and wife June lived for the majority of their 35-year marriage until their deaths in 2003. But the husband-and-wife superstars weren't the only music royalty to grace the house — Al Gore, former President Ronald Reagan and Cash's friend Bob Dylan all visited the home at one time. 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 hear his music.
The property was purchased for $2 million in 2014 by Gresham from former owner Barry Gibb of the '70s pop group the Bee Gees.
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