Wash Park home listed at $4.5M; owners eschew listing agent

The home at 610 S. Franklin St. was listed for $4.5 million. (Courtesy Belinda Begley)

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.

The home at 610 S. Franklin St. was listed for $4.5 million. (Courtesy Belinda Begley)

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.

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5 responses to “Wash Park home listed at $4.5M; owners eschew listing agent”

  1. The former home of the Fray guitarist actually sold last year for $3,650,000.

  2. The home owned by The Fray member sold for $3.75 million in January. The home faces the park but with no view.

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