If a Wash Park home fetches close to its asking price, it will set a new high water mark for the most expensive sale in the neighborhood.
Husband and wife Robert Hirsch and Belinda Begley listed their scrape-and-build fronting East Wash Park for $4.5 million.
Begley said she’s going to try to sell it herself without an agent.
“We just thought we’d give it a try,” she said. “If it sells it sells, if it doesn’t we can always get an agent.”
The most expensive recent home sale along Washington Park sold for $3.3 million in 2016 to a former Alibaba executive. And last year, the lead guitarist for band The Fray listed his Wash Park home for $4.05 million.
Robert Hirsch has owned the property along Franklin Street on the east side of the park since 1986, when he bought it for $135,000, according to property records. He and Begley moved into the newly constructed, French-style stone home in 2017.
“We tried to make it in the character of Smith Lake and the boathouse, and also taking advantage of the views,” Begley said. The second-story runs the length of the home.
Begley’s favorite room is the kitchen.
“It has a wood-burning fireplace in it and a lot of stone detail,” she said.
Address: 610 S. Franklin St.
List price: $4.5 million ($859 PSF)
Specs: 5,238 square feet with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Seller: Belinda Begley and Robert Hirsch, who are both lawyers. Hegley worked for the 10th Circuit Appeals Court.
Architect: Katrina Eckelhoff with StudioHoff Architecture.
The finer things: The stone French-style home has five fireplaces, copper gutters, an elevator and two patios, and overlooks Smith Lake and the boathouse.