A linchpin Blackhawk property that is the former home of the community's founding father Kenneth Behring is now on the market for the first time since its construction in 1988, following his death and that of his widow in recent years.
Behring's death at 91 years old in 2019 came following a lifetime as a prominent businessman, developer and philanthropist, with highlights that included work toward developing the Blackhawk community surrounding his estate, having purchased the former Blackhawk Ranch property in 1975, as well as being the majority owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks from 1988 to 1997. Locally, he is also known as founder of the Wheelchair Foundation and one of the founders of Blackhawk Museum.
The 4.5-acre estate at 81 Eagle Ridge Place overlooking the Blackhawk Country Club -- also founded by Behring -- is for sale following the death of Patricia Behring, his wife of 70 years who died last fall.
Prominent Blackhawk real estate agent Joujou Chawla is overseeing the sale of the 26,627-square-foot mansion and surrounding grounds, which currently have a $24,998,000 price-tag.
The two-story house includes both stairs and an elevator, with floor-to-ceiling windows, an indoor waterfall, ballroom, wine cellar, eight fireplaces, 10.5 bathrooms and seven bedrooms as part of its 32 total rooms, according to the listing.