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B83. Johnny Cash built this octopus house in Tennessee for his son and it’s currently on sale for $6.25 million.




In the 1980s, country music icons Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash enlisted the late master builder Braxton Dixon to construct a home for their son, Johnny Carter Cash, who was then a teenager. Following in his family’s renowned footsteps, Johnny Carter Cash went on to achieve Grammy-winning success as a singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. Dixon, known as  Nashville’s builder to the stars, not only built the home but also meticulously restored and modernized an 18th-century log cabin situated on the densely wooded 21-acre parcel in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just 30 minutes outside of downtown  Nashville.

The 20-acre Hendersonville property is mostly covered in woodlands.

The screened porch.

The den/home office.

The family room.

The sitting area within the primary suite has a 30-foot cathedral ceiling animated by a multicolored stained-glass window.

The primary bedroom.

The back of the house.

Set apart from the house, an late 18th-century cabin was refurbished by Braxton Dixon.

The inside of the cabin.

Now offered for sale as Dogwood Estate, the property boasts an asking price of $6.25 million, with Erin Krueger and Mary Spotts of Compass representing the listing.

The covered bridge that sits at the foot of the long, shared driveway that leads to the secluded property.

The location of Dogwood Estate was carefully chosen; the elder Cashes had long owned a nearby property, a compound known as Sycamore Homestead, also crafted by Dixon. Intriguingly, the two properties share a driveway that crosses a wooden covered bridge, another signature Dixon creation.

The driveway cuts a narrow path through woods.

The main house sits amidst a small clearing and offers two bedrooms and three bathrooms across nearly 4,300 square feet. Among its rustic features are exposed wood walls, yellow heart pine floorboards, stained glass windows from Europe, and Amish-built stone fireplaces.

The great room.

The great room boasts an open kitchen with custom oak cabinetry, incorporating a charming built-in dining booth. Additionally, a spacious three-season porch and an adjoining screened porch offer serene views into the canopies of surrounding trees. Elsewhere, a den doubles as an office with a long, built-in desk, while a massive fireplace anchors a lower-level family room. All three bathrooms are updated, with one featuring a classic claw-footed tub, and the primary suite offers a spacious retreat with a thirty-foot cathedral ceiling, a fireplace, and a roomy dressing area.

The house was built in 1987 by the late master builder Braxton Dixon.

Separate from the main house, the cabin, dating back to 1789, stands as a unique structure with a large room joined by a porch and a lofted area. Though lacking a kitchen or bathroom, it serves as a tranquil retreat or potential music studio.

The kitchen.

Johnny Carter Cash sold Dogwood Estate in 1993, and nearby Sycamore Homestead, spanning nearly six acres with six structures, has also changed hands over the years. For more than three decades, until their passing within months of each other in 2003, Johnny and June Carter Cash called a 14,000-square-foot mansion on the shore of Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville their primary home.