One of the most famous homes in country music — or any musical genre, given the reach of Johnny Cash’s career — was the home of Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash.
After Johnny and June both died six months apart, the house was sold by the Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, to singer Barry Gibbs and his wife. The Bee Gee legend was eager to renovate the home with a plan to pay homage to Cash and his legend by taking up the residence.
That never happened. With a bevy of contractors eager to meet the Gibbs’ July 4 deadline, the home caught fire and burned to the ground in 2007 during the remodel. Talk about a “Ring Of Fire:” The aerial view of the property shows the empty foundation where the famous house once stood.
What is less known, however, is that Cash wound up living in the house he owned across the street at 185 Claudill Drive. The ranch home was built by the same architect, Braxton Dixon, and Cash had used it to house his own parents prior to their passing.
“He spent his last days there after it was harder for him to get around in a wheelchair in lake house,” said Stan Peacock, whose father-in-law — a former Grand Ole Opry musician — bought the house from the Cash family in 2004.
The ranch house, which was always referred to as “Mama Cash’s house” because it was where Cash’s mother lived, has been listed for sale on and off since 2009. It was last listed for $595,000 and while it is not officially on the market right now, Peacock with Crye-Leike Realtors in Hendersonville said interested buyers could reach out to him.
In addition to being the place where Cash last stayed, the house at 185 Claudill Drive once housed some very unique Cash mementos, including the Gold Record for Cash’s major hit: “I Walk The Line.”
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