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.