Esperance Domain | House of the Week: Jewel in the crown

House of the Week

3 BED | 2 BATH

  • Address: 42 Merivale Road, Bandy Creek
  • Price: Offers above $2,100,000
  • Agency: Landmark Harcourts
  • Contact: Paul Thomason
  • Inspect: 0429 110 700

In 2010 Kim and Jillian Beale left their farming property east of Esperance and purchased a smaller lifestyle grazing property close to the ocean for their retirement.

Kim wasn't comfortable with total retirement, so he embarked on a project to build a replica of Stonehenge.

Sourcing granite adjacent to their property, Kim spent hours ensuring that the positioning of the structure took in the winter and summer solstices.

Esperance's "Stonehenge" was completed in 2011 consisting of 2500 tonnes of Esperance Pink Granite and made up of 137 individual stones.

This engineering marvel is now a highlight and stopping point for visitors to Esperance with more than 16,000 visitors taking in this magnificent structure annually along with the gift shop.

"Stonehenge" is only the tip of the iceberg of what could be a significant commercial tourist operation with a micro-brewery, restaurant or similar enterprise.

The property is ideally located only 18 kilometres from Esperance and 30kms to the Cape Le Grande National Park.

The award-winning residence adds to the character of the property which provides the astute investor with an opportunity to combine lifestyle, location and income potential.

This Bandy Creek property comes highly recommended providing the opportunity for lifestyle, a commercial business venture and a boutique cattle breeding enterprise.

The region is ripe for a high-quality micro-brewery, cafe, restaurant, function centre or caravan park to take advantage of the 16,000+ visitors who make their way to "Stonehenge" annually.

Inspection is by appointment only.