The Man in Black helped design the home nestled in the hills of Casitas Springs, California.
A piece of music history is on the market — Johnny Cash’s quiet California retreat. The 4,500-square-foot home allowed Johnny to escape the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and savor the beauty of wide-open spaces with his family.
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Built in 1961, Johnny helped design the double-gabled house that sits on nearly six acres. It’s nestled in the hills of Casitas Springs, California, and according to the listing agents, “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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The home still reflects John’s ideas and preferences, including the country-motif family room and curved brick fireplace, custom wood built-ins, and an original wall-mounted turntable. The wood-paneled studio where Johnny wrote some of his biggest hits is preserved, as well as the his-and-her master bedroom suites, designed to accommodate Johnny’s night-owl routine of writing music late into the night and early morning.
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The property also includes five bedrooms, a pool, office, and barbecue area, not to mention sweeping views of the Ojai Valley, oak trees, evergreens, and year-round flowers.
The home is listed for $1.795 million with Adam McKaig and Melissa Borders from Douglas Elliman.
Photography by Mark Corcoran for Douglas Elliman Realty