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An opportunity for enthusiastic history lovers to get the Australian version of the infamous Stonehenge monument, 15,000 km from the original ancient landmark, has been revealed.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Salisbury, England, is said to date back to around 3000 BC, but the lesser-known Doppelganger (built 5000 years later) beneath it is just north of Esperance in Western Australia. It is located on a vast site.
now In the market For $ 2.35 million, Stonehenge features 87ha of adjacent farmland, a modern three-bedroom home, and a double garage that is currently in the moonlight as a gift shop.
When owners Kim and Jillian Beer starred in an episode of the reality television show Unreal Estate in 2017, they explained that the eccentric attraction literally reached the backyard.
“The quarry next to our ranch was doing stone work for the millions of people who came up with the idea,” Beer told the program.
“He was trying to get it down the Margaret River, but ran into financial problems. They spent 12 months working on a granite replica and needed someone to undertake it. I decided it was too good to leave it in the quarry. “
The couple are now retired, and after a portion of the land was already subdivided and sold last year, the unique parcels were relisted.
Paul Duffy of their distributor Century 21 Advanced Realty Banbury said the modern replica was created to reflect the way historians believe the original looked around 1950 BC.
“It is an exact replica of Stonehenge in England, lined directly with the sun here at certain times of the year. Same height and same dimensions.
This is the finished version, and the pink granite is much harder than the original stone, so it’s probably a much longer-lasting version, “he said.
The WA version consists of 137 Esperance pink granites, all quarried less than 1 km from the site of Mylap’s Meribert Road, about 19 km from Esperance.
Construction in 2011 took 10 months and the highest stone height is 8m.
On the morning of the summer solstice, built to match the movement of the Esperance sun, the rays align with the station stones and shine to the altar stones.
The winter solstice sunset repeats the same arrangement in reverse.
Not only is it a tourist hotspot that attracts about 16,000 visitors annually, Duffy said it is set up to function as a garden, mechanical hut, and river ranch.
He added that buyers may be able to take advantage of the growing interest of visitors.
“At this point, COVID-19 is attracting a lot of people as a tourist attraction,” he said.
“They booked quite a few weddings, but so far there was no place for couples to have a reception, so if you set up a reception area where you can eat chalets and people. If you do, you can grow your business.
“It’s also suitable for farm stays, craft beer breweries, and even restaurants,” he added.
Place of originAmazing Australian Stonehenge up for sale for $2.35 million