Johnny Cash Property May Soon Be Home to Rehab Center

New owners looking to build medical facility on Tennessee land where the country icon lived for 35 years

June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash
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The 4.5-acre property north of Nashville that was home to country legends Johnny and June Carter Cash for more than three decades could become the site of a "high end" residential facility geared toward assisting women who suffer from eating disorders. The property in Hendersonville, Tennessee, which consists of four lots along Old Hickory Lake, was purchased for $2 million in March from an LLC owned by musican Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, and his wife, Linda.

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The Tennessean reports that the new owner, Lakehouse Holdings, LLC, is taking steps to request that the property be rezoned from residential "suburban living" to an "employment center." A preliminary plan for the project's development is expected to be submitted by August 4th and will include details on the number of buildings and beds there will be at the facility. On September 2nd, the matter will be taken up by the Hendersonville Regional Planning Commission, with a public hearing scheduled for that night.

In late 2005, Barry and Linda Gibb purchased the property that included a seven-bedroom home built in 1968, the same year the Cashes were married. June Carter Cash lived there until her death in May 2003. Johnny Cash died just four months later. The home was completely destroyed by fire in 2007, even as plans were underway to renovate and restore it to its former glory.

The Cash's next-door neighbors, musician Marty Stuart and his wife, singer Connie Smith, continue to maintain a special piece of land between the two properties where they have planted fruit trees in honor of the country music icons.

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