After more than a year on the market, the Wash Park home of Jerry Gart, the late patriarch of the Gart Brothers Sporting Goods family, sold for $6.8 million, a drop of more than $1 million from its initial list price.
Gart and his wife Sally bought the 9,899-square-foot mansion on 2 acres at 300 S. York St. in 1987. Gart died in 1996.
After taking over the family business from his father, Nathan, who opened the chain’s first store on Larimer Street in 1928, Gart headed Gart Brothers Sporting Goods with his brother, three sons, and an uncle.
Constructed in 1941, the five-bedroom, nine-bath home was designed by famed architect Burnham Hoyt, who designed Red Rocks Amphitheatre and custom-built for John Gates, one of the founders of the Gates Rubber Co. in Denver.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listed the property in June 2022 for $7.9 million. It was removed on April 2 and relisted on April 17 for $7 million by John Jaster and Vivian Murciano with Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate.
Ken Malo with Re/Max of Cherry Creek represented the buyers.
Here are the next four priciest July home sales in the Denver metro, according to MLS data:
10 Sunset Drive in Cherry Hills Village: $6.3 million
Listing agent: Josh Behr with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyer’s agent: Eric Grauberger with Compass-Denver
Details: This 7,800-square-foot mansion sits adjacent to a sprawling private neighborhood park on 4.5 acres and offers mountain views. Seller 10 Sunset Drive LLC purchased the property for $6.2 million in June 2021 before listing it for $6.3 million on March 2. Eypiedmont LLC purchased the property on July 7.
5650 S. Steele St. in Greenwood Village: $5.7 million
Listing agent: Gina Lorenzen and Kara Couzens team with Kentwood Real Estate DTC
Buyer’s agent: Nick Evancich with Re/Max 100
Details: This classic European-inspired 10,190-square-foot mansion sits on 2 acres in the heart of Greenwood Village. The six-bedroom, nine-bath home is near the High Line Canal Trail and Little Dry Creek. The Jonathan Schmugge Trust and the Jon Philip Schmugge Trust sold the house to the Timothy and Bernadette Leiweke Family Trust. Timothy Leiweke is the former president and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group.
2350 S. Monroe St. in Denver: $4.9 million
Listing agent: Kenneth with Relogic
Buyer’s agent: The Blank and Bingham Team with The Agency-Denver
Details: This 8,576-square-foot mansion features a built-in heated swimming pool that can be used year-round. Designed by Denver architect David Paauw, the four-level, six- bedroom, nine-bath home has four fireplaces and an elevator. The Mitchell Revocable Living Trust spent $1.5 million on upgrades in the past two years before selling the property to the Monroe Street Trust.
15 Viking Drive in Cherry Hills Village: $4.6 million
Listing agent: Casey Karsh Perry with Compass-Denver
Buyer’s agent: Karen Brinckerhoff with Kentwood Real Estate DTC
Details: This classic Cape Cod-inspired home, completely remodeled in 2017, sits on nearly an acre in Old Cherry Hills. The five-bedroom, seven-bath home includes a bonus carriage house with a bedroom, bath and kitchenette. Chad M. Isaacs, business development vice president at RIM Operating, an oil exploration and production company, sold the 4,439-square-foot home to John and Suzanne Robinson.