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 a 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 are 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 a 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 third floor guest suite is an “Egyptian” room painted by artist Michael Lewis.
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.
This chic and luxurious home located at 174 Milsom Street sits on a beautiful corner lot in the sought after Fairmount neighbourhood, with excellent views of downtown Halifax in the distance. The main entrance leads you to the great room, which features two stories of windows, creating a bright and stylish focal point for the home.
This residence has a graceful flow from every room, which all leads you towards the luxurious kitchen where you will be impressed by the cherry cabinets, a full centre island, sparkling granite counters, and only the best stainless steel appliances. The main living space is very inviting and ideal for entertaining. There is not one, but two magnificent granite staircases that will lead you upstairs to the four spacious bedrooms.
The master suite is capacious and comfortable with an artistically tiled ensuite and an oversized closet perfect for all your wardrobe needs. The lower level is your ideal escape, offering a large recreational room designed for relaxing, a full bathroom and an additional bedroom for guests. This home exemplifies perfection in every way and also provides a lovely backyard garden. Come see this incredible home for yourself – it will not last long!
A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a timeless treasure. Composed to be a comfortable family home with a spirited edge. It is a perfect example of classic design influenced by a modern sensibility. From the inside-out, every detail of this original Sawlor home has been customized to create a one-of-a-kind residence.
The spawling interior features solid wood built-ins, designed by reputed Paul Connor, kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities by Decoste, immaculate hardwood floors, thoughtful lighting, warm finishes, concrete constriction, in-floor geothermal system and spray foam insulation to make the home exceptionally quiet. The main floor offers a bright office, a spacious mudroom with natural fossils featured embedded in the flooring and a living room with a cozy propane fireplace. The main living area opens to the eat-in kitchen adorned with expansive marble counter-tops and top-of-the-line appliances.
On the second floor of the home, you will find your master suite complete with a walk-in closet, a luxurious spa-like ensuite with double vanity, and a modern take on the classic clawfoot soaker tub. Three bright and sunny spacious bedrooms, a full family bath and laundry room complete the second level. The third floor provides a perfect guest suite with more custom lighting and plenty of windows.
The lower level offers an inviting family room, full bath, bonus room, utility and storage space. The exterior is picture-perfect with an interlocking double driveway, classic wood shingles and a spacious back-yard. Walking distance to universities, hospitals, schools and Halifax’s Downtown. Architectural elegance is revitalized with all the modern-day amenities one could want built into this stunning property at 6271 Oakland Road – the street that everyone in the province wants to live on!