Country music fans can now snag a major piece of history— Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash‘s famous lakefront estate is officially on the market for $3.95 million instead of being put up for public auction. Current owner Texas businessman James Gresham bought the Hendersonville, Tennessee, property for $2 million from Barry Gibb of the 1970’s music group the Bee Gees in 2014.
Shortly after purchasing the home, Gresham’s plans to build an eating disorder treatment facility on the property were put on hold due to negative feedback from the local community. The businessman is now looking to sell the estate due to unrelated health issues.
As reported by realtor.com, the 4.5-acre fenced property includes a renovated one-bedroom, one-bath apartment which once housed June’s wardrobe, covered boat dock on Old Hickory Lake, guardhouse, tennis court, two-car garage, and swimming pool. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash bought the place in 1968 and lived there for 35 years until the pair both passed away within months of each other in 2003. Sadly, the famed couple’s nearly 14,000-square-foot main lakeside home burned down while being renovated in 2007.
Fans can spot the estate’s former glory in Cash’s 2002 “Hurt” music video and the 2005 biopic film “Walk the Line.” Johnny and June bought the slice of rustic paradise in 1968 and lived there for most of their married lives together.
Take a video tour of the place as it currently stands below!
“He’s decided to pass the torch,” listing agent Stan Peacock with Crye-Leike Real Estate Services shares of Gresham’s desire to sell the place. “He’s very particular about who gets the property. He wants someone who will keep the legend alive. It’s an epic property.”
We certainly hope the best for this historically significant parcel and would love to see the new owners maintain Johnny and June’s legacy.
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