Here’s your chance to own the historic Stonehenge Estate on Put-in-Bay, with seven buildings on nearly 6 acres.
The property — for sale by owners for $1.5 million — was once a grape-growing farm, typical of South Bass Island in the 19th century. The four-bedroom stone farmhouse (built circa 1870), and the wine press cottage (circa 1850) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The property was broken up after Prohibition in the 1920s, and the foundation was laid for barn in the 1930s.
Five families have owned the estate. In 1979, Kenneth and Katherine Benjamin, bought Stonehenge property in 1979 and moved full-time with their daughter, Lisa, from Chardon to the island.
The Benjamins lived in the old farmhouse for years, while working to restore the estate, Lisa said. They worked to have the two buildings listed on the National Register and with all the interest in the restoration, they decided to open the estate for public tours.
The Benjamins finished the barn (originally intended for cattle) and lived there, beginning in 1998, when Stonehenge opened to the public. An upscale gift shop was added to the first floor of the barn, which is now a full house with three bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchen and more.
Thousands of island visitors enjoyed visiting the Stonehenge Estate each summer for nearly 30 years. When Kenneth Benjamin died, the family closed the business in 2017.
The estate at 808 Langram Road is a half-mile from the party scene of Put-in-Bay, nestled in the woods, with gardens.
Here’s a look at the whole property:
Farmhouse: Four bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, patio and enclosed porch. New roof in 2015.
Cottage: Loft bedroom, full bath, electric baseboard heat and new roof.
Barn: Two-car garage; 2,500 square feet on the main floor; three bedrooms; two full bathrooms; living and dining rooms; kitchen; propane heat; air conditioning; new carpet in 2016.