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.
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.
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.
He also plans to spend more time traveling and will continue to cut down on his car collection. Once upon a time he owned over 200 cars, now he owns around 30.
And while he misses the tranquility of his mountain home, a custom home theater is the hardest thing to give up, he said.
“Make a new one in a new place, or do a massive redo if it already exists.”
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