Character Homes for Sale

For buyers who love "character homes", Nanaimo offers huge opportunities. A lot of old-growth forest was being harvested and processed when these homes were being built, which means that the highest-quality lumber was available. The result is that old homes in Nanaimo were built with good materials - and with the builders' costs being low, they were able to invest in other areas of the construction, such as interior features and grand porches. See below for my curated list of character homes currently for sale.

If you're selling your old home in the Nanaimo area, I'd love to help you get the price your home deserves. My home was built in 1912 and I can't imagine selling it to a buyer who doesn't appreciate its unique qualities! If you want my help, please contact me.

A final note - some of the homes below have only a degree of original features remaining. I've included those anyway!

Character Home Listings

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Absolutely Charming Home With Many Reno's, Loca...

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Photo of Listing #436058

$449,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 1,740 ft²

Single Family

237 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436058

Absolutely Charming Home With Many Reno's, Located In The Old City Quarter Of Beautiful Nanaimo. The Main Floor Boasts 2 Cozy Bedrooms And A 4 Piece Bathroom. The Renovated Kitchen Is The Main Attraction Of This Level, With A Modern Feature Wall And Gas Sto...

460 Realty Inc.

Located In A Quiet Area Of South Nanaimo Sits T...

Photo of Listing #435878

$464,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,760 ft²

Single Family

17 Strickland Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435878

Located In A Quiet Area Of South Nanaimo Sits This Beautiful Character Home. Extensively Renovated Maintaining The Heritage Charm While Providing A Beautiful Modern Decor. Offering 3 Bedrooms (master On The Main) Plus 2 Full Baths And Spacious Living With F...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Old City Character Inside And Out! Built In Rou...

Photo of Listing #435851

$490,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,608 ft²

Single Family

315 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435851

Old City Character Inside And Out! Built In Roughly 1910 And Is Located In The Heart Of The Old City Quarter. With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms In The Main House Plus A 1 Bedroom And Bath Carriage House And Single Car Garage This Home Is A Must See. Ocean Vie...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Grab Your Beach Gear And Head To The Lake Less ...

Photo of Listing #435623

$399,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 900 ft²

Single Family

4194 Corunna Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435623

Grab Your Beach Gear And Head To The Lake Less Than 1 Minute Walk! The Home Was Built In 1901. Yes She Needs Updating And Work. Huge Corner Lot With The Ability To Build A Coach House And Garage Combo. Expansive Mountain Views And Potential Lake Views With ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To This 3-4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Edwardia...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #435518

$399,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,424 ft²

Single Family

467 8th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435518

Welcome To This 3-4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Edwardian Character Home In South Nanaimo, Located Just Steps Away From The Newest Grocery Store And Mall Redevelopment In Town. This Home Has Been Well Kept And Restored By The Current Owner Who Is Looking For A New F...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

This Unique Ocean View House & Lot Features A C...

Photo of Listing #434876

$699,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Single Family

602 Selby Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434876

This Unique Ocean View House & Lot Features A Character Home That Is Ready For Your Personal Touches. All The Hard Work Has Been Done So You Can Just Bring In Your Design Ideas. There Is A Newer Roof & New Electrical With Additional 220 & Separate Meters. T...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Fabulous Historic Waterfront Property Over Look...

Photo of Listing #434735

$1,100,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.42 Acres
  • 4,977 ft²

Single Family

770 Beach Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434735

Fabulous Historic Waterfront Property Over Looking Nanaimo's Departure Bay. This 4817 Sqft Estate Features 6 Beds & 4 Baths, Large Vaulted Ceilings And Ample Windows To Take In The Breathtaking Ocean And Mountain Views. There Are Plenty Of West Coast Touche...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

"charming 3 Bedroom" Built In 1901. This 3 Bedr...

Photo of Listing #434159

$379,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,140 ft²

Single Family

531 Hecate Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434159

"charming 3 Bedroom" Built In 1901. This 3 Bedroom Basement Home Sits On A Lovely Landscaped And Fenced Corner Lot With A Separate Garage. Featuring Cove Ceilings, Brick Fireplace, Thermo Windows, And A Large Country Kitchen With A Quaint Pantry. The Lot Is...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Fantastic Development Opportunity. This Large 4...

Photo of Listing #433430

$479,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 2,107 ft²

Single Family

522 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433430

Fantastic Development Opportunity. This Large 4 Bedroom Character Home (built In 1920) Is On A Large Corner Lot That Allows A Carriage Home And Subdivision. The City Of Nanaimo Confirms That The Lot Is Large Enough To Subdivide Into Two Lots And Each Can Ha...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

"panoramic View/3.3 Acres". This Incredibly Wel...

Photo of Listing #430829

$895,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.36 Acres
  • 2,692 ft²

Single Family

340 Morgan Road, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #430829

"panoramic View/3.3 Acres". This Incredibly Well Built And Spacious Home Sits Near The End Of A No Through Road On 3.36 Acres Of Subdividable, Park Like, Gently Sloping View Property. The Property Is Beautifully Treed With Trails Winding Through The Mature ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Note: There is an official "heritage building" designation recognized by the City of Nanaimo. The discussion and heritage properties listed on this page do not necessarily match the requirements set out by the City.

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