June Carter Cash’s Historic $1.8 Million Family Estate Finds a Buyer — See Inside! [Pictures]
A historic farm that once belonged to June Carter Cash and the Carter family has found a buyer in Nashville, months after it went on the market.
The Smith-Carter House in Nashville listed for $3.5 million in May, but that price turned out to be too high. The property re-listed for less before arriving at a final asking price of $1.799 million, according to online property sites. The property is currently listed as under contract — showing, so it's found a buyer in a deal that has not yet closed.
Built in 1925, the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3,118-square-foot brick farmhouse sits on just under 13 acres in the Nashville suburb of Madison. The property is a designated historical site.
Country singer Carl Smith bought the property in 1952, according to celebrity real estate site Dirt.com, just before he married June Carter. She remained living in the house with their daughter, Carlene, after the couple divorced. According to reports, Carter's mother, the legendary Mother Maybelle Carter, lived at the farm until her death in 1978.
Carter went on to marry Johnny Cash, and the Smith-Carter farm became an unofficial hangout for some of the biggest musicians of the era and beyond, including Cash, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart and more. Carter Cash reportedly wrote "Ring of Fire" while she was living there, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McCuen wrote a song titled "Friday Night at Maybelle's" about some of the informal jams that used to take place in the home's music room, where artists would gather after performing on the Grand Ole Opry.
The Smith-Carter Estate has been fully modernized without sacrificing the historic elements of the property. The amenities include a pool, a large barn for parties, a replica of the 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Club and more. The historic property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.
Scroll through the pictures below to see inside the historic Smith-Carter House, and keep scrolling to see Johnny and June Carter Cash's estate outside of Nashville, as well as his former ranch in California.