5642 Morris Street

5642 Morris Street

Halifax – South

5642 Morris Street, Halifax NS - 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.

$990,000 CAD

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Property Type

Single Family

MLS® Number



2.5 Storey Semi-Detached




Lot size 2,295
Total living area 3,700 sqft
Main living area 2,574 sqft
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4


Main Floor
Foyer 31.6 x 6.9 - jog
Living Room 17 x 18.5
Kitchen 17 x 19.6 - jog
Laundry /Pantry 17.5 x 10.9
Bath 1 2 piece
2nd Level
Den/Office 10.5x 14.5 - jog
Bedroom 15.7 x15.5
Master Bedroom 16 x 19 - jog
Storage walkin 6.9 x6.9
Bath 2 4 piece
3rd Level
Bedroom /loft 19.9 x 14.8-jog
Ensuite Bath 1 2 piece
Storage walkin 14.8 x 4
Lower Level
Bath 4 4 piece 1290 Wright Ave
Bedroom 15.3x 15.5 1290 Wright Ave
OTHER /entry 24.9x 5-jog 1290 Wright
Bedroom 15.3 x 16 1290 Wright Ave
OTHER /Porch 7 x 6.5-jog 1290 Wright
Utility 4.6 x10-jog 1290 Wright Ave


Flooring Carpet, Ceramic, Concrete, Hardwood, Marble, Slate, Softwood, Tile
Garage Detached, Concrete, Single
Appliances Cooktop - Gas, Oven - Electric, Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Washer, Freezer - Stand Up, Refrigerator, Water Meter
Heating Electric, Natural Gas, Baseboard, Hot Water, In Floor, Radiator
Schools Saint Mary'S Elementary
Gorsebrook Junior High
Citadel High
LeMarchant-St.Thomas (Early)
Gorsebrook Junior High
Citadel High
Water Access
Water Municipal
Sewer Municipal
Roof Asphalt Shingle
Exterior Brick, Wood Shingles
Basement Fully Developed, Walkout
Foundation Other, Stone
Building Age 161 years
Driveway Other
Land Features Landscaped
Utilities Electricity, High Speed Internet, Natural Gas, Telephone
Rental Equipment None
Community Features Park, Playground, Public Transit, Recreation Center, Shopping
Other Features Alarm System, Secondary Suite, Gas Stove(s), Fireplace(s), Wood Fireplace

Listing Agent

Sandra Bryant

REALTOR® Sandra Bryant
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