Alan and Katy and I lived 6 houses down the road but obviously never knew Cash....LOL....Waylon Jennings had just built a home there and the road you turned on was also the main road to "Twitty City." We lived a bit over a mile past the Cash compound in a home built by one of the guys from Doctor Hook. But mainly we were the drive where the tour buses turned around while saying, "No one important lives here!" I don't want to imply that we knew any of those celebs 'cause we didn't and I can guarantee you there were no "block parties."
That said, I am very sorry to see this home destroyed. I know it was something like 14000 square foot and had a cathedral center section with windows that looked out over the lake. It was mainly stone, cedar, and glass. Truly a beautiful place..........
According to reports, Barry Gibb was having it remodeled a bit and a preservative (Linseed Oil?) was used on the wood inside and out. This acted as an accelerant which had the house fully involved when the firefighters arrived. Certainly lots of memories there for the Cash family as well as their many friends.