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The Remains of Johnny Cash’s Former Tennessee Lakefront Estate Are on the Market

The remnants of Johnny Cash’s former Tennessee home are once again up for sale.

Texas businessman James Gresham purchased the Old Hickory Lake property two years ago, from its then owner Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Gibb was planning to restore and renovate the seven-bedroom home until it was destroyed in a massive house fire in 2007. Gresham purchased the property for $2 million dollars in 2014. After the community resisted against Gresham’s efforts to turn the property into the site of an eating disorder clinic, the area has stayed mostly untouched.

The home’s original swimming pool. Photo: Shore Fire Media
One of the remaining staircases from Cash’s home. Photo: Shore Fire Media

According to USA Today, a spokeswoman for Gresham says the lakefront parcel is up for sale due to health issues. The 4.5-acre property contains a swimming pool, garage, tennis court, guard station and renovated one-unit studio log home. The studio was once used as June Carter Cash’s wardrobe storage room. There is no current listing price, but the property’s last appraisal was $1.4 million.

The property’s original guard shack. Photo: Shore Fire Media
A tree with Cash’s likeness carved into it on the property. Photo: Shore Fire Media

Old Hickory Lake is about 30 minutes northeast of Nashville. Johnny and June Carter Cash spent 35 years living at the home before they passed away four months apart in 2003.

Johnny and June’s still-standing garage. Photo: Shore Fire Media
The property’s one-bedroom studio apartment. Photo: Shore Fire Media
Inside the studio apartment. Photo: Shore Fire Media

200 Caudill Dr. is known to have welcomed many esteemed visitors during the time Johnny and June were living there, including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Cash initially bought the home in 1968.

Gresham hopes that whomever purchases the property will preserve the legacy of the Man in Black.

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