|Images courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|
|Johnny Carson and family in front of Encino home. Image courtesy Roadshow Revival News.|
|Johnny Cash and family in front of Encino home. Image courtesy LA Times.|
The former home of Johnny Carson and Johnny Cash recently sold on April 16, 2014 for $1,854,000 which was previously purchased on March 27, 1998 for $700,000. Cash purchased this home in 1958 from Carson for $75,000 according to the book, Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn,
When Johnny Carson told Cash he was selling his Encino house to move to New York, Cash bought it on the spot for $75,000. Encino was a trophy-house suburb of Los Angeles, just minutes from Hollywood and favorite of film stars, notably John Wayne and Clark Gable. The house at 4259 Hayvenhurst Avenue, was just up the street from where Michael Jackson's family would later make their home.
The date and amount that Carson purchased this home is unknown but its possible Carson purchased brand new as the home was built in 1951. Cash would only live in it for 3 more years later moving to Casitas Springs in Ventura County in 1961 to escape the Hollywood life.
The home measures 5 Beds/4 Baths on 3,652 sqft on a total lot size of 0.43 acres built in 1951. The listing description states:
SOUTH OF THE BLVD STUNNING RANCH HOME, just blocks from acclaimed Lanai Road Elementary School. This single level move-in ready home is appointed with the most stylish upgrades. The traditional kitchen boasts crisp white cabinets, Carrera marble counters and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, 2 dishwashers and a Viking range. Complimented with wood floors, moldings, and an abundance of windows and French doors, this house is flooded with natural light and lends itself to indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. With 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths, the tranquil master retreat offers a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a spa like bath with large steam shower and soak tub plus an extra large walk in cedar lined closet. Upgraded with the automated thermostat ?Nest? system, newer water heater, brand new roof, beautiful tile and stone bathrooms, built-in cabinetry plus new paint inside and out. Located on an extra large sweeping corner lot, this property offers tons of privacy, lush landscaped grounds, stone patios and walkways, sparkling swimmers pool with new tile and plaster and triple water feature, ? sport court and large grassy areas in the front and back yards. This is one you won?t want to miss!You can view more SFV Celeb. R.E. here.