Nashville, Tennessee is known as the birthplace of many country music legends, but few areas beloved as the late great Johnny Cash whose lakeside Hendersonville estate is once again up for sale.
An incredible legacy
The property located on 200 Claudill Drive in Hendersonville, TN served as Johnny Cash and his wife and famous singer June Carter Cash’s main home during the course of their 35-year-long marriage.
Many still regard it as not just another piece of property, but as a place where music history was made. This is where he is said to have written most of his songs. To this day it holds such a strong connection with the Cash legacy that fans still ask to be dropped off near the property.
Notable icons who have been hosted by Johnny and June through the years run the gamut from fellow music legends to presidential candidates. These include Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson, Al Gore, Kris Kristoffer son, the evangelist Billy Graham, Brooks & Dunn, and recent Nobel laureate Bob Dylan.
The property has also had some famous neighbors, including Richard Sterban, Marty Stuart, and Connie Smith.
In the 2006 award-winning biopic Walk the Line, the still standing house was featured in the depiction of Cash’s infamous 1960s detox.
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, Johnny’s eldest daughter with his first wife, has memorialized the home in her song “House on the Lake.”
Location and surviving structures after the fire
The estate is minutes away from Hendersonville’s Main Street where many of the city’s great restaurants, shops, and other attractions are located.
Sadly, the 13,880-ft. house was destroyed in a fire while it was being renovated in 2007.
While the house is no longer standing, the property still has some of the original features including a log outbuilding June used as a wardrobe and storage room and which has now been converted into a one-unit studio apartment.
Other structures that were spared from the fire include the guard station, swimming pool, tennis court, and the roofed boat dock that sits right on a bend on Old Hickory Lake.
History of ownership and coming sale
In 2005, just 2 years after his passing, Cash’s estate put up the lakeside property on Caudill Drive for sale.
In 2006, it was purchased for $2.3 million by Barry Gibbof the Bee Gees and his wife Linda who planned to restore the home. It was during the course of renovations in 2007 that the fire occurred.
After the fire, the 4.5-acre lakefront estate was sold again in 2008 and was bought by James Gresham, a businessman from Texas who is now the current owner listing the property for sale.
The estate, which has no listing price, was last estimated to be worth around $1.14 million to $2 million, but appraisers say that it could go for more.
The property will be sold via auction on December 20, 2016.An incredible opportunity for fans to own a piece of the legend’s history.