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Retired race car driver Richard Berry lists Evergreen mansion for $25M

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Retired race car driver Richard Berry listed his custom-designed Evergreen mansion for $24.8 million this week after pulling it off the market during the pandemic.

After Berry bought a 24503 Chris Drive for $895,000 in 1998, he built a 10,000-square-foot shop for his cars.

He then spent more than $30 million to build a mansion known as Thunder Ridge, completed in 2004, with assistance from Boulder-based KGA Studio Architects to Denver-based Sprung Construction.

“The architects camped here for five days to get the feng shui of this property,” Berry said, adding everything from a Playboy mansion-inspired pool with a waterfall and grotto to a world-class cinema. , marked all the houses.

He also expanded the original space for his car into a 27,411-square-foot hangar-style space that includes a car wash and professional-grade mechanic facilities.

Thunder Ridge is a one-of-a-kind mountaintop estate offering nearly 360-degree views. (Courtesy of Christopher Lewis Photography)

Sean Endsley, a listing agent for Liv Sotheby’s, said the home’s new owners could transform the climate-controlled hangar space into an art gallery, sports complex, or stables.

The 22,864 square foot mansion has 7 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms on 1.25 acres. The home’s main suite, complete with steam shower and large walk-in closet, occupies the entire second floor.

Other highlights include:

  • Professional elevator.
  • Laundry rooms on each of the three levels of the home.
  • Double island kitchen.
  • beauty salon at home.
  • Dog grooming room with shower and dryer.
  • World-class cinema with 200-inch screen and D-Box emersion motion seats.
The hangar-style garage includes professional-grade mechanic facilities and a car wash.  (Courtesy of Christopher Lewis Photography)
The hangar-style garage includes professional-grade mechanic facilities and a car wash. (Courtesy of Christopher Lewis Photography)

An investor and car enthusiast, Berry was a driver, sponsor and team owner of the American Le Mans Series from 2002-2009. For him inventing the telephone directory and founding LM Berry & Company. In 1986 he sold the company to BellSouth Corp.

Berry’s family lived there when he moved into the house in 2004, including seven-year-old triplets, but now they’re too big for one person.

He first listed the mansion for around $20 million in December 2019 before pulling it off the market in November 2020.

Berry will remain in the Denver area, but will “shrink” to a 7,000-square-foot coverage.

The estate features a 50,000-gallon swimming pool inspired by Playboy mansions, complete with water slides, waterfalls, underwater speakers, and grottoes.  (Courtesy of Christopher Lewis Photography)
The estate features a 50,000-gallon swimming pool inspired by Playboy mansions, complete with water slides, waterfalls, underwater speakers, and grottoes. (Courtesy of Christopher Lewis Photography)

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