Johnny Cash is known for his lyrics about the tougher side of life. However, his former home shows that Cash was comfortable with luxury. Cash built a luxurious home in Casitas Springs in California in 1961. It is currently up for sale at $1.795million. The listing has been published with photos. TopTenRealEstateDeals.comSo we can take a virtual walk through the house.
Cash built the house in a rural area of Pennsylvania. It has 4,500 square feet of living space. It is located on almost six acres, which includes expansive fields and hills as well as wild foliage. This property could be a scene from an old country music video. Cash recorded some of the most memorable songs in his career at the house’s recording studio. The house also has a pool and a large patio. There is also a home office.
Cash was rumored to have intended to raise his family at Casitas Springs. But it didn’t work out that way. He and his wife, Vivian Liberto, moved into the house in 1961 with their four daughters – Roseanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara – but in 1966 Liberto filed for divorce.
Cash envisioned many of the original features in the house, which is why it’s still an important piece of music industry history. Continue scrolling to see the house Cash built for his family.
From the outside you can see the sprawling size of Cash’s home – but also the size of the landscape it is nestled in.
These photos provide a clear indication of the modern and rustic aesthetics that are at work in this home. Natural wood is used in the main living area to create a rustic feel, while other areas of the home have been painted white and furnished differently.
This house’s central feature is the wrap-around fireplace. This fireplace doesn’t lend itself well for modern uses but it is an attractive feature for those who love rustic style.
The wall-mounted turntable was another feature that Cash’s listing agents attributed to him. Since the original construction of the house, it has been kept in good condition.
There are two primary bedrooms in this house – reportedly built that way because of Cash’s tendency to work through the night.
The sliding door to the patio and pool area from the second bedroom opens directly into the second bedroom. Cash was said to be a great host and entertainer, even playing music for neighbors.
According to some reports, the studio was also preserved during Cash’s lifetime. Cash would have spent the night there, writing some of the songs that would make him famous for the rest his life.
Cash loved the view from his property. Cash was particularly fond of the flowers that were in bloom all year.
Pride of the Town
Finally, it’s clear that Casitas Springs is still proud to have been Cash’s home for so many years – even if the singer himself spent much of that time on tour.