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Johnny Cash’s ranch with famous black toilet lists for $1.79M

The person in black’s former house is up on the market — well-known commode included. 

A ranch-style property the place Johnny Money spent six years has been freshly listed — and it boasts an abundance of authentic particulars. 

This Ventura, California, property was constructed for the nation king in 1961 as a rural escape for him and his first spouse, Vivian Liberto. The secluded, 4,500-square-foot home is positioned up a personal driveway, tucked away within the hills and reportedly constructed to precise specs mapped out by Money himself. 

The double-gabled, small-town sanctuary is ready on six acres and has been left considerably untouched since Money, Vivian and their three daughters lived there: Glitter-painted ceilings, a wall-mounted turntable and intercom system, curved brick family-room fire, customized kitchen and front room built-ins all quantity amongst options unchanged because the Money’s time within the nation residence. 

Money’s presence nonetheless looms giant within the house.
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The home measures 4,500 sq. ft.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
An aerial shot of the ranch-style property.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
The house is ready on six non-public acres.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
The grounds characteristic a swimming pool and livestock corrals.
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The encircling space is dense with foothills.
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The view from the property.
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Johnny Money, seen right here together with his second spouse, June Carter Money.
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The late singer and his then-wife Vivian spent six years on the Ventura County property.
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The house has 5 bedrooms and an workplace.
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In complete, the property options 4½ bogs.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
An authentic wall-mounted turntable.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
There are two major suites because of Johnny and Vivian’s completely different sleeping schedules.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
Money reportedly mapped out the house’s specs himself.
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The home options many authentic particulars.
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johnny cash california ranch hits market
The agricultural property was inbuilt 1961.
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The high-windowed, “wood-paneled studio the place Johnny sequestered himself to jot down lots of his hit songs is timelessly preserved,” as is his “well-known black commode,” based on the listing, which is held by Douglas Elliman brokers Adam McKaig and Melissa Borders and presently listed for $1.795 million. 

In all there are 4½ baths, one workplace and 5 bedrooms, together with two distinct bed room suites, a results of Johnny and Vivian’s differing sleeping habits — and kinds. Whereas his nonetheless has a dark-tiled bathe, the dark-colored rest room and authentic interval wallpaper, hers presents extra of a “pastel female sensibility.” 

The grounds provide views of the village of Casitas Springs under, the Ojai Valley past, a swimming pool and livestock-ready fields and corrals. The hillside barbecue space periodically produces spent shells from Money’s time instructing his daughters to shoot there, and “longtime locals recount tales of Johnny organising audio system on the hillside exterior the home, and enjoying live shows for the townspeople down under.” 

Whereas the itemizing makes no point out of ghosts, Money — who handed away in 2003 at age 71, and welcomed a child in the home whereas making an attempt to salvage his marriage to Vivian — could be felt within the house. The brokers be aware that in the home, his spirit looms giant.

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