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

The man in black’s former house is up for sale — famous commode included. 

A ranch-style property the place Johnny Cash 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 situated up a personal driveway, tucked away within the hills and reportedly constructed to actual specs mapped out by Cash himself. 

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

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Cash’s presence nonetheless looms massive within the space.
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The home measures 4,500 sq. toes.
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An aerial shot of the ranch-style property.
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The dwelling is ready on six non-public acres.
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The grounds characteristic a swimming pool and livestock corrals.
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The surrounding space is dense with foothills.
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The view from the property.
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Johnny Cash, seen right here with his second spouse, June Carter Cash.
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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 dwelling has 5 bedrooms and an office.
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In whole, the property options 4½ loos.
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An authentic wall-mounted turntable.
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There are two main suites because of Johnny and Vivian’s completely different sleeping schedules.
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Cash reportedly mapped out the house’s specs himself.
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The home options many authentic particulars.
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The rural property was in-built 1961.
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The high-windowed, “wood-paneled studio where Johnny sequestered himself to write many of his hit songs is timelessly preserved,” as is his “famous black commode,” in line with the listing, which is held by Douglas Elliman brokers Adam McKaig and Melissa Borders and at the moment listed for $1.795 million. 

In all there are 4½ baths, one office and 5 bedrooms, together with two distinct bed room suites, a results of Johnny and Vivian’s differing sleeping habits — and types. While his nonetheless has a dark-tiled bathe, the dark-colored toilet and authentic interval wallpaper, hers provides extra of a “pastel feminine 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 Cash’s time instructing his daughters to shoot there, and “longtime locals recount stories of Johnny setting up speakers on the hillside outside the house, and playing concerts for the townspeople down below.” 

While the itemizing makes no point out of ghosts, Cash — who handed away in 2003 at age 71, and welcomed a child in the home whereas trying to salvage his marriage to Vivian — could be felt within the space. The brokers word that in the home, his spirit looms massive.

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