A West Coast home owned by Johnny Cash in the singer’s turbulent 1960s period hit the open market recently. The five-bedroom was custom-made for Cash and completed in 1961. It sits in a 5.91-acre slice of Ventura County in the community of Casitas Springs. Cash and his first wife Vivian spent six years in the house, according to listing materials.
Located at the terminus of a long, gated drive that opens up a valley vista, the house features a ranch design inflected with midcentury materials and design elements. Interiors begin with a foyer floored in terra-cotta tile, while various living spaces reveal themselves through defining partition walls; the house’s common area is nearly open-concept.
The home’s master bedroom opens via sliding glass to the patio, which begins an outdoor living area that incorporates a pool, a brick BBQ and various living areas.
The Man in Black has sold over 90 million records. The Fabulous Johnny Cash, his second studio album—his first with Columbia Records—charted at the 19th position on the Billboard 200 chart. The year was 1958. Cash would reach the number one position on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums with 1964’s I Walk the Line. Subsequent chart-toppers include 1970’s Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, 1971’s Man in Black, and 1985’s Highwayman. His first three live albums, released between 1968 and 1970, and a trio of compilation albums all reached the top of the aforementioned chart. And the hit albums didn’t stop after his death in 2003. American V: A Hundred Highways, released in 2006, topped country charts and earned him his first number one studio album on the Billboard 200 chart. Out Among the Stars, released in 2014, topped country charts and closed out an exceptional career at the top.