Johnny Cash’s Former California Home Lists For $1.795 Million

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The former home in rural Casitas Springs, California of country music icon Johnny Cash is hitting the market for $1.795 million. Cash often sang about the hills, flowers and wide-open spaces, and he lived it too.

In 1961, Cash built a 4,500-square-foot house in Ventura County as his quiet, easy-going place to escape from a busy recording and touring lifestyle. The five-bedroom home was meant to be a place where he and his then wife, Vivian, and their three daughters could relax and enjoy family life in the hills for many years into the future. While their future did not pan out exactly as Cash planned – the couple divorced in 1966 – the home was exactly what he envisioned.


Rustic living room with a fireplace DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY

According to the listing agents, Adam McKaig and Melissa Borders of Douglas Elliman, “Johnny bought the land and built the house to his exact specifications, walking the rooms and deciding on exact placement and layout. He created a secluded sanctuary, unique to this rural small-town enclave. Longtime locals recount stories of Johnny setting up speakers on the hillside outside the house and playing concerts for the townspeople down below.”

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Shama Hyder is the founder & CEO of Zen Media, an award-winning marketing & PR agency for tech-driven b2b firms. She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc have all recognized her as one of the Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing. Shama has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age. She is a bestselling author, an international keynote speaker, and has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row.

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