Tuesday, June 16, 2015

One Embassy

Starting off my Doors Open tour, we have the Embassy of Algeria in Sandy Hill, also called the Fleck-Paterson House. The home dates back to the turn of the 20th century, and was built by the timber and rail baron J.R. Booth, whose own home featured in my Doors Open posts last year. Booth built the place for his daughter Gertrude Fleck upon her marriage. After her death a longtime senator, Norman Paterson, acquired it. The Algerian embassy bought it after the turn of this century. The house and grounds are beautiful, the old stone and elegant interior really standing out beautifully.





Out back in the garden we see this carriage house that matches the main house's architecture nicely. That pesky Russian embassy is in the background, as you can see. 


There's a beautiful view of the Rideau River here in the garden, as the water edges around the eastern edge of the downtown core on its way to its outlet on the Ottawa River. I have more shots from this property tomorrow.







42 comments:

  1. Splendid building, though a bit imposing. It's certainly one I'd love to wander through!

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  2. Great images, interesting buildings.

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  3. A curious building: love the domed turret...

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  4. Elegant and wonderful building for an embassy.

    Tomás.

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  5. Wonderful building, both outside and inside.,

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  6. Nice house with an interesting history.

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  7. So beautiful. How many embassies are there, total? I love the idea of seeing a city one section at a time. Wish we had an embassy row!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. Has that definite Old World look.

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  9. A beautiful building, outside and even more inside.

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  10. That is a magnificent place (even with that pesky embassy in the background). I can see all the detail and charm of the inside, too. But I love stone structures - even the carriage house matches the main buildings beauty!

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  11. This is so much more attractive than the Russian Embassy, much more 'welcoming' :) what a view!

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  12. (you're right about that looming russian embassy!) love the turret/tower on this place!

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  13. Love the stone and the turret on this one, William. Awesome old home.

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  14. Beautiful building, I like the used materials.

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  15. That first shot- just a small country estate it looks like.

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  16. @Kay: I had never gotten to it in previous years. I decided this year I had to see it, so I chose this as my first stop.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Weekend: thanks!

    @VP: the design's beautiful, and the fact that it's been kept up so well really impressed me.

    @Tomas: it certainly is.

    @Orvokki: I thought so myself.

    @Stefan: there's a tremendous amount of history in this city- though by European standards, this place would be brand new.

    @Janis: there are a great many of them- most nations of the world have some presence here. A lot of embassies tend to be in office towers.

    @Revrunner: it certainly does.

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  17. @Karl: it was quite inviting.

    @Lowell: the carriage house was surprising as well, and I'll be posting from inside there tomorrow.

    @Grace: the view astounded me.

    @Tex: thank you, so did I!

    @Linda: it was a treat to visit here.

    @Sharon: I quite agree!

    @Jan: so did I.

    @Birdman: it does have that look to it.

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  18. I think I would like to move into that carriage house.

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  19. Oh boy, I am going to love this tour! There is not one Embassy to be seem anywhere around here...have to go to London, I suspect. It will be fun to see what is on off in your neck of the woods.

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  20. Love your tour in side and out. Beautiful takes. Your camera takes such wonderful clarity of anything. #2 I love.

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  21. This is a beautiful residence. It's nice to be able to tour these residences on the Open Door days. Thanks for sharing them here as we'd never get to see them.

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  22. You see a lot of fine detail when you expand these photos. It's good that they've kept the original decor.

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  23. I could easily live in that carriage house!

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  24. The Algerians have a great place to roost! I'd love to have this house with its view!

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  25. Very stately! I love teh tower- that is gorgeous.

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  26. @Judy: it's a very pleasant carriage house, after all.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Lauren: several embassies were involved, and I'll be finishing with the residence of one high commissioner.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Pamela: you're welcome.

    @Red: it really is.

    @RedPat: others could too!

    @Cheryl: that view out over the river is to die for.

    @Norma: it is!

    @Jennifer: indeed.

    @EG: oh, yes!

    @Halcyon: I thought so.

    @Ciel: they really do.

    @Terri: it is a beautiful tower.

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  27. That a lovely old house William and that view is stunning..more please..

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  28. i enjoy the round part ... way cool!!

    so you think Hitler would not play nice. i would have to tell him - be nice ... you are here because i invite you ... play nice in the sandbox. ha. ha!! ( :

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  29. Wow what a house and a view! Just lovely!

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  30. It was like looking at the mansions in the Midwest of my country. Magnificent buildings.

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  31. The view of the river is wonderful. The exterior and interior are just so-so in my opinion.

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  32. A very interesting building with that stone turret.

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