April 19, 2024
A massive Blackhawk estate, commissioned by Ken Behring founder of the Blackhawk Country Club and the former owner of the Seattle Seahawks, is for sale for $24.998 million.

A massive Blackhawk estate, commissioned by the founder of the Blackhawk Country Club and the former owner of the Seattle Seahawks Ken Behring, is for sale for $24.998 million.

A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 
A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 

The Behring Estate, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” home in Pennsylvania, showcases soaring Brazilian teak ceilings, quartz floors and an indoor waterfall.

A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 
A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner & David Duncan Livingston) 

All told, there are seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms on the 26,627-square-foot property. And the  master suite features a retractable roof over a hot tub as well as a private kitchen.

A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 
A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner & David Duncan Livingston) 

The home also touts a ballroom, caterer’s kitchen, wine cellar, media rooms and an elevator.

A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 
A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 

Outdoors the landscaping was created by Kimio Kimura, a master gardener who designed home gardens for filmmaker George Lucas. There are multi-level koi ponds, a pool that resembles a lagoon and a waterfall.

A massive Blackhawk estate is for sale for $24.998 million. (Brian Kitts / Steven Magner) 

Joujou Chawla with Compass is the listing agent.

A real estate developer, Behring formed the Blackhawk Development Corporation in the late 1970s to develop the former ranch property into the prime residential area it is today. Some 2,400 homes were built, and 2,000 acres were dedicated to open space as part of the Mount Diablo State Park. The Blackhawk Country Club also offers two championship golf courses, club houses, fitness center and sports complex.

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