5642 Morris Street, Halifax

$1,150,000

5 Beds
4 Baths
3,700 Sqft
0 Acres
1 Garages

Rare and special Scottish Georgian townhouse in the Schmidtville district of downtown Halifax. Constructed in 1859 by a Presbyterian named Philip Letson, 5642 Morris Street/1290 Wright Avenue is not like the other houses. Its walls are brick that is faced with cedar shingles. The foundation is hand-cut granite on the street front, fieldstone and brick on the sides. The roof beams are pegged and have no nails. The ground floor ceilings are eleven and half feet high, the second floor eight and a half, the cellar eight and a half feet and the attic seven and a half. The sunny and sheltered back yard faces south and west. Parking for three cars: two spots on original Halifax cobblestones and one inside a concrete garage. Six fireplaces, 5 of which are functional. Most of the plasterwork and trim is original. The solid wood doors and large pocket doors date from 1859. The ground floor has hardwood flooring and Saltillo tiles, the second and third floors are 19th century softwood, and the cellar has wool carpet, terracotta and acid-stained concrete. The furnace, hot water heater and cooktop are fueled by natural gas. Gurney Quartet cast iron radiators throughout, except for part of the cellar with in-floor heating. Wiring and plumbing are modern. The cellar has separate utilities, its own street entrance off Wright Ave and has been a rental unit in the recent past. The second floor Roman bath has “Sicis” Italian mosaics. The cellar has a Renaissance themed theatre/screening room. The third floor guest suite is an “Egyptian” room painted by artist Michael Lewis. For the discerning buyer.

Essential Information
MLS® #201911249
Price$1,150,000
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms4.00
Full Baths2
Half Baths2
Square Footage3,700
Acres0.00
Year Built1859
TypeResidential
Sub-TypeSingle Family
Style2.5 Storey
StatusActive
Community Information
Address5642 Morris Street
AreaHalifax-Dartmouth
Subdivision2-A
CityHalifax
CountyHalifax
ProvinceNova Scotia
Postal CodeB3J 1C5
Amenities
ParkingOther
# of Garages1
GaragesDetached, Single, Wired
Utilities

Electricity, High Speed Internet, Natural Gas, Telephone

Features

Alarm System, Secondary Suite, Gas Stove(s), Fireplace(s), Wood Fireplace

Interior
Has BasementYes
BasementFully Developed, Walkout
FireplaceYes
FireplacesWood Fireplace
Appliances

Cooktop - Gas, Oven - Electric, Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Washer, Freezer - Stand Up, Refrigerator, Water Meter

Heating

Baseboard, Hot Water, In Floor, Radiator

Cooling

Baseboard, Hot Water, In Floor, Radiator

Exterior
ExteriorBrick, Wood Shingles
Lot DescriptionLandscaped
RoofAsphalt Shingle
FoundationOther, Stone
Elementary

Saint Mary'S Elementary School, FRENCH IMMERSION, LeMarchant-St.Thomas (Early)

Middle

Gorsebrook Junior High School, FRENCH IMMERSION, Gorsebrook Junior High

High

Citadel High School, FRENCH IMMERSION, Citadel High School

Additional Information
Days on Market29
ZoningR-2A
Listing Details
OfficeBryant Realty Atlantic
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