Johnny Cash is a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who was born on February 26th, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. Cash is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is best known for his work with Sun Records and his distinctive voice.
Johnny Cash built this 4500-square-foot home in 1961. Located in Casitas Springs, California, it was the home of Cash, his wife, Vivian, and their three daughters: Rosanne, Kathy, Tara, and Cindy.
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It is a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom spacious retreat on a mountain. Many of the same features remain that were there when he lived in the home and still decorate the space, which gives it an authentic look.
It sits on a spacious six acres.
The house is double gabled. It has a long, private driveway that winds up the mountain to the retreat.
The front of the house has views of the Ojai Valley. The landscaping includes perennial flowers and trees.
The family room has a rustic, traditional charm. It has wagon wheel chandeliers, exposed wood beams, and a curving, inviting brick fireplace.
The living room connects to the family room, and it has a contemporary design.
Cash himself designed the home. He walked through the house with the builders and had a say in every step of the process.
It’s a unique way to see the fingerprint and legacy he had on the world, and an intimate look into how he lived in his peaceful, secluded retreat.
The bedroom is large, with an open design. It has three large windows that take up a third of the wall. This gives an airy, comfortable feeling to the space.
This primary bedroom has great views of the valley.
It has his and hers primary bedrooms because of Cash’s routine of working on music late into the night.
The home also includes a modest home office. It has warm, dark wood paneling.
This studio is where he wrote many of his biggest hits.
Throughout the home, there are details that point to it being part of history. For example, the in-wall record player is a nice vintage touch.
The materials used in the house mix knotty pine, Spanish tile, and rustic brick. The clean white walls complement the warm tones of the earthy materials. The mix of wood floors and tile has a spacious, inviting look.
The backyard has a pool. There is also a barbeque area. The entire house is surrounded by gorgeous views of the valley. Because the house is up the mountain, you really do get a great view of the surrounding area. The entire home is spacious and light. There are many windows, so you get a view of the nature around it, which is one of the highlights of the space.
It has a timeless design, and it is a beautiful yet modest home.