Listing Details

  • Status: Active
  • MLS® #: 201911249
  • List Price: $990,000
  • List Date: May 21, 2019
  • Updated Date: Apr 20, 2020


Overview of 5642 Morris Street, Halifax (MLS® # 201911249)

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. New furnace (2020). For the discerning buyer.

Inclusions: Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher, freezer

Listing Courtesy of Bryant Realty Atlantic

Property Overview: 5642 Morris Street, Halifax, B3J 1C5 (MLS® 201911249)

5642 Morris Street, Halifax, B3J 1C5 (MLS® 201911249)
MLS® #:
Main Living Area:
2,574 ft2
Square Footage (Finished):
3,700 ft2
Property Type:
Single Family
Other, Stone
Property Style:
Exterior Finish:
Brick, Wood Shingles
Building Age:
Asphalt Shingle
Ceramic, Concrete, Carpet, Hardwood, Marble, Slate, Softwood, Tile
Fully Developed, Walkout

Rooms: 5642 Morris Street, Halifax, B3J 1C5 (MLS® 201911249)

Total Bedrooms:
Total Bathrooms:
Above Ground Bedrooms:
Full Bathrooms:
Below Ground Bedrooms:
Half Bathrooms:

LevelRoom TypeDimensions
Main FloorBath 12 piece
Main FloorFoyer31.6 x 6.9 - jog
Main FloorKitchen17 x 19.6 - jog
Main FloorLaundry/Pantry 17.5 x 10.9
Main FloorLiving Room17 x 18.5
2nd LevelBath 24 piece
2nd LevelBedroom15.7 x15.5
2nd LevelDen/Office10.5x 14.5 - jog
2nd LevelMaster Bedroom16 x 19 - jog
2nd LevelStoragewalkin 6.9 x6.9
3rd LevelBedroom/loft 19.9 x 14.8-jog
3rd LevelEnsuite Bath 12 piece
3rd LevelStoragewalkin 14.8 x 4
Lower LevelBath 44 piece 1290 Wright Ave
Lower LevelBedroom15.3x 15.5 1290 Wright Ave
Lower LevelBedroom15.3 x 16 1290 Wright Ave
Lower LevelOTHER/entry 24.9x 5-jog 1290 Wright
Lower LevelOTHER/Porch 7 x 6.5-jog 1290 Wright
Lower LevelUtility4.6 x10-jog 1290 Wright Ave

Utilities & Features: 5642 Morris Street, Halifax, B3J 1C5 (MLS® 201911249)

Electricity, High Speed Internet, Natural Gas, Telephone
Alarm System, Fireplace(s), Wood Fireplace, Gas Stove(s), Secondary Suite
Land Features:
Community Features:
Park, Playground, public Transit, Recreation Center, Shopping

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