A fun Nashville-area real estate reminder this week, courtesy of WKRN: The sprawling Hendersonville estate that Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash once called home is on the market, and has been for some time — with no takers just yet.
It’ll take a buyer with a healthy budget — 200 Caudill Dr. in Hendersonville is listed currently for $3,950,500 — but that price brings an awful lot to value, beyond (but certainly including) the property’s historical import.
The biggest draws: a prime Old Hickory Lake location, with almost five acres set right on the water, including 1,000 feet of lake frontage, and stunning views all around the property. There’s also a tennis court, pool and covered boat dock, with plenty of picturesque hardscaping that once hosted walks near the water from country royalty.
Indoor space isn’t quite as plentiful — there’s a cute 1-bed, 1-bath detached apartment, and a little guard house by the gate.
The Cash family connection
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash called that Hendersonville address home from the late 1960s up until their deaths in 2003. And through the decades, the three-story contemporary home that once stood there — a sizable place, with seven bedrooms and almost 14,000 square feet of living space — hosted Cash family Christmas celebrations, songwriting sessions and guitar pulls (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash and a slew of others are among the list of participants), and a healthy share of quiet times.
The space is also where, in 1969, a then-upstart songwriter named Kris Kristofferson landed a helicopter on the lawn, in hopes of getting the home’s famous owner to take a listen to some demos.
In 2006, the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb purchased the Cashes’ home, with the intention of renovating it. But, sadly and famously, the house was destroyed in a fire the next year, with a few original parts of the property surviving, including the boat dock, and the apartment, a space June Carter Cash once used for costume storage.
Current owner James Gresham took over the property in 2014, and for some months now, he’s been looking for the right buyer for the famous spot — ideally a “huge fan,” he told the Wall Street Journal. And before the Hendersonville property changes hands again, he said, he’s determined to approve of the new owners’ intentions.
Think you might be the huge Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash fan the seller is looking for? Or just feeling curious about what remains on the former Hendersonville property? You can see more of 200 Caudill Dr. via its MLS listing, here.
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Listing via MLS, not under agreement with ACRE and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.