1614 County Road 2,

Augusta ON K0E 1T0, Canada


Property Description



Boasting 300 feet of prime shoreline, Thorn Hedge Place is a 12-acre estate and is strategically located between two international bridges, with convenient access to major highways and only fifty minutes to Canada’s capital.

Set against a captivating backdrop of sweeping lawns, towering trees, colorful perennial beds, water lily pond, and winding walkways you will discover an opportunity to live in the opulence that recalls the refined grandeur of ages past.

Steeped in a wealth of history, Thorn Hedge Place was constructed circa 1875 by an American business man, James Quinn, owner of Grenville Brewery, one of the largest breweries of its time in Ontario. Research indicates that the plans for the home originated from Victorian England and that construction took place over a two year span.

Magnificent in scale and design, the five-bedroom home is built of solid brick. Century architecture has been respectfully and carefully preserved throughout and can be appreciated in the grandiose of the home’s luxurious grand staircase of twenty-two steps which Mr. Quinn imported from England.

Tall majestic windows, eloquent ceilings up to twelve feet high adorned with beautiful ornate medallions, authentic mouldings and hardware, a Victorian marble fireplace, and grand pocket doors of Canadian white pine construction all reflect the classic taste and subtle sophistication of the most discriminating buyer and offer a quality of life that only the past can provide.


Columned estate entrance welcomes guests through massive hand-carved doors into magnificent center hall reception area highlighted by a dramatic sweeping staircase leading to the upper levels  Grand Reception Room with a formal Drawing Room, and opens to the solarium – greenhouse – this inviting area of the home radiates with hospitality and charm and provides a wonderful area to entertain, mix and mingle with family and friends

Formal Dining Room or “The Dinner Party” room offers lavish banquet-sized entertainment and can be closed off by large pocket doors or left open to the parlor the sitting room. High ceilings, crown moldings and chandelier lends a feeling of opulence, while offering the perfect backdrop for your choice of décor

Comfortable and accessible … the warmth and flow of handsome solid cherry cabinetry, a centered preparation island and a cozy eating area adds an inviting ambiance to the home’s kitchen. An attractive kitchen sure to inspire the senses and create an oasis away from the rest of the world.

Kitchen also offers a convenient pantry, a laundry room, additional storage areas and accessibility to a secondary staircase.

Second floor showcases five private and sizeable bedrooms, private den and commanding views of the worldrenown St. Lawrence River and surrounding area. From here one can walk up to the third level to discover an open space for future development – and further up to the “widows walk”

Four well located bathrooms

The property offers possibilities for future development into a private vineyard or left to nature with walking and ski trails.

Large Carriage House Garage

Smoke Detector
Alarm System
Central Air
CO Detector
Paved Driveway

Partial Fence
Satellite Dish
Garden Shed
Sand Beach and Dock

Virtual Tour

Property Features

Property Size: 441.15 x 12 acres (north side)
Zoning: Residential Waterfront with B & B permission (Bylaw 1901)
Heating: 2 Forced Air Furnaces, Pellet Stove, Fireplace (Not operating)
Garage: Detached Triple Car
Taxes: $133.87 (river side) and $7,099 (house side) – 2016
Heating Costs: $3,762.88 (Propane – March 2016 to March 2017; Pellet Stove – approx. $600/annually)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Exterior: Brick
Sewer: Septic
Water: Well, Drilled
Hydro Costs: $2,764.00/year
Fridge, built-in oven, counter top stove, dishwasher, microwave, hood fan, two freezers, washer, dryer, lawn furniture, all window draperies, blinds and tracks, outdoor benches, outdoor planters, bird bath, water softener, dining room ceiling light fixture and two main floor sitting room light fixtures, cupboards and shelves and cabinets in garage and workshop, cabinets and shelves, desk and planting pots in garden shed, pellet stove
All light fixtures except dining room light fixture and two main floor sitting room light fixtures, mirrors in dining room, main floor bathroom and pink bathroom, all stained glass, all paintings and wall ceramics, propane tanks are rentals.

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