Heritage 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

10 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Beautifully Restored Circa 1908 Heritage House ...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #426245

$569,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,855 ft²

Single Family

450 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426245

Beautifully Restored Circa 1908 Heritage House In The Heart Of The Old City Quarter. Offering Over 2800 Sq Ft On 2 Levels With A Full Unfinished Basement. Loads Of Updating Has Been Done Including Updated Kitchen, Newer Flooring, Paint, Bathrooms And So Muc...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Character In Old City Is Defined By This Homes ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #423320

$429,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,444 ft²

Single Family

397 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423320

Character In Old City Is Defined By This Homes Like This! 397 Machleary Street Is A 2 Bedroom Plus Loft Area (could Be Used As A Unique Third Bedroom Or Office) That Nets Approx. 1318 Sq/ft. Plus Just Under Full Height Basement With An Attached Single Car G...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This True Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaim...

Photo of Listing #427093

$419,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,826 ft²

Single Family

536 Bradley Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427093

This True Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaimo Keeping Its Charm But Complete With Plenty Of Updates. Offering 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Inviting Covered Front Porch With Beautifully Landscaped Gardens Leading To The Main Entrance. As You Enter You Will N...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

This Beautiful Historic Building Is Located Clo...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #425931

$415,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,032 ft²

Single Family

102 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #425931

This Beautiful Historic Building Is Located Close To Harbour Centre. This Home Has A Mortgage Helper For The Right Homeowner. Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Large Rooms And Great Views. Could Be A Good Heritage Project.

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Solid Character Home Is Located Within An ...

Photo of Listing #427330

$399,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,528 ft²

Single Family

740 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427330

This Solid Character Home Is Located Within An Improving Area Near The Water With Ocean Views From The Upper Floor. Large Lot With Private And Charming Backyard, Fruit Trees And Lane Access. Lots Of Nice Light And With A Little More Work, This Would Be A Re...

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Pkvl)

Accepted Offer. Classic 1948 Character Home Is ...

Photo of Listing #427598

$375,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,404 ft²

Single Family

610 1st Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427598

Accepted Offer. Classic 1948 Character Home Is Offered For Sale By Just The Second Owner (since 1973). Situated On Two Legal Lots This Great Location Is Near Nanaimo's Old City And Is An Easy Walk To Bowen Park, The Downtown Core And The Fabulous Waterfront...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Picture Perfect Character Home. This Home Has B...

Photo of Listing #425347

$369,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,903 ft²

Single Family

90 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #425347

Picture Perfect Character Home. This Home Has Been Exceptionally Maintained With Manicured Landscaping And A 7-foot Privacy Hedge. As Well As A Fully Sprinkler System. The Curb Appeal Is Exceptional And Most Locals Will Instantly Recognize This Home From Dr...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Guiding You Home... To A Beautifully Renovated ...

Photo of Listing #427168

$299,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,118 ft²

Single Family

692 Winchester Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427168

Guiding You Home... To A Beautifully Renovated Character Home, Situated On A Fully Fenced Yard, In A Quiet Family Neighbourhood! Three Bedrooms On The Main Level With An Additional Bonus Room Upstairs That Is Currently Being Used As A Child's Bedroom. There...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

This Finely Aged Vintage Home With Sparkling Ro...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #426623

$289,500 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 1,450 ft²

Single Family

92 View Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426623

This Finely Aged Vintage Home With Sparkling Rock-dash Exterior Greets You With A Sunroom Leading To A Welcoming Parlour With Many Original Details Including Wainscotting, Wood Trim, Stained Case Transom, Fireplace (not In Service) And Fir Flooring. The Fam...

460 Realty Inc.

Truly Remarkable Value! One Of A Kind 2 Bedroom...

Photo of Listing #426835

$279,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 696 ft²

Single Family

220 Columbia Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426835

Truly Remarkable Value! One Of A Kind 2 Bedroom Character Home On A Spectacular 6122 Sqft Lot Offers An Exceptional Opportunity For The Right Buyer. Moved And Placed On A New Concrete Foundation In 1987 This Home Has Been Lovingly Cared For With All The Maj...

460 Realty Inc.

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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