Fine & Company LLC announced on May 30 the upcoming auction of the historic Questend estate in Ottawa. The auction will be held on June 21.
"Questend is an incredible historic estate completed in 1938 and was the largest and most luxurious home constructed in Ottawa at the time," an announcement from Fine & Company said. "The mansion was constructed for Henry C. Thornton and his wife Mary Thornton. Henry Thornton was Vice President and Treasurer of Ottawa Silica, which later merged with U.S. Silica in 1987. Henry Thornton was a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Ottawa, a member of the American Legion, Ottawa Boat Club, and active in Boy Scout work."
The majestic estate includes the 7,000-square-foot residence, which features 17 rooms plus a swimming pool, ice skating rink, greenhouses and more on the 56-acre wooded lot. The estate is located on unincorporated land surrounded by the City of Ottawa. It is minutes from downtown Ottawa and Interstate 80.
Interested bidders can inspect the property on June 3, 10 and 17. Inspections are by appointment only and require 48 hours notice. A bidders information packet is required to bid on the estate. For more information, to make an inspection appointment or to purchase a bidders packet, call Fine & Company at 312-278-0600, ext. 101.