The house that Johnny Money inbuilt rural Casitas Springs, California in 1961 as his quiet, easy-going place to flee from a busy recording and touring way of life went available on the market in June for $1.795 million and has lately offered to an area purchaser for $1.85 million—$55,000 over the asking value. The previous homeowners had purchased it for $739,000 in 2003.
The five-bedroom residence within the hills close to Ventura, California was meant to be a spot the place Money and his then spouse, Vivian, and their three daughters might calm down and revel in household life for a few years into the longer term. Whereas their future didn’t pan out precisely as Money deliberate – the couple divorced in 1966 – the house was precisely what he envisioned.
In keeping with the itemizing brokers, “Johnny purchased the land and constructed the home to his actual specs, strolling the rooms and deciding on actual placement and structure. He created a secluded sanctuary, distinctive to this rural small-town enclave. Longtime locals recount tales of Johnny establishing audio system on the hillside exterior the home, and enjoying concert events for the townspeople down under.”
The double-gabled home is about on almost 6 acres among the many late singer-song author’s beloved hills, fields, bushes and flowers, on the finish of a protracted non-public driveway, in keeping with TopTenRealEstateDeals.
Money’s affect remains to be very a lot part of the house, together with the country-motif household room and curved-brick fire, custom-wood built-ins and an authentic wall-mounted turntable.
The wood-paneled studio the place Money wrote a few of his greatest hits is preserved. The identical goes for the 2 his-and-her bed room suites due to Money’s night-owl routine of writing music late into the evening and early morning.