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

9 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

This Home Is Located In Descanso Bay, Across Fr...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #414572

$549,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.52 Acres
  • 1,325 ft²

Single Family

190 Easthom Road, Gabriola Island, BC

MLS® #414572

This Home Is Located In Descanso Bay, Across From The Ferry Dock On A Pie Shaped Walk On Waterfront Property And A Small Cove Out Front. The 3 Bedroom Home Is Tucked Away From Sight, But Visible From Across The Bay And Located Close To The Waters Edge. It O...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Nestled On A Cul-de-sac In The Desirable Old Ci...

Photo of Listing #422932

$429,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,496 ft²

Single Family

935 Comox Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422932

Nestled On A Cul-de-sac In The Desirable Old City Quarter Is This Charming Character Home Originally Built By A Swiss Brewmaster Offering The Allure Of Yesteryear With Modern Day Conveniences And Comforts. An Enclosed Front Porch Is A Classic Entry Which We...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Gorgeous Harbour View Character Home In Corrido...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #419532

$429,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,527 ft²

Single Family

680 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419532

Gorgeous Harbour View Character Home In Corridor 2 Zoning With Great Exposure. Currently Operating As A Professional Office With Lots Of Parking. Looking For A Beautiful Character Home With Great Visibility To Run Your Business From? This Updated Gem Is Wor...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here Is A Beautifully Kept Character Home In On...

Photo of Listing #419651

$379,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 1,813 ft²

Single Family

210 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419651

Here Is A Beautifully Kept Character Home In One Of The Best Sections Of The Old City, That Is Currently Used As Commercial Space. The Main Floor Has An Ocean View, Wood-framed Windows With Cherry Shellac, Leaded Glass, High Baseboards, Lots Of Wainscoting ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Amazing Interior Finish In This Solid Character...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #419942

$329,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,188 ft²

Single Family

109 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419942

Amazing Interior Finish In This Solid Character Home. Totally Renovated, All Updates 9 Foot Ceilings, Large Spa Style Bathroom With Extensive Use Of Tiles, Including Heated Title Floor, Totally Updated Kitchen, Hot Tub, Large Fenced Yard Includes Many Plant...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Must See Character Rancher In Central Nanaimo! ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #422058

$319,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,126 ft²

Single Family

556 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422058

Must See Character Rancher In Central Nanaimo! This 1126 Sq Ft, Three Bedroom,one Bathroom, One Level Home Is Updated & Move In Ready! Many Features Throughout The Home Include; Beautiful Wood Floors, High Ceilings, Crown Moulding, Pot Lighting & More. The ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ocean View Character, Clean, Tidy And Cute.nice...

Photo of Listing #422256

$315,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,130 ft²

Single Family

756 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422256

Ocean View Character, Clean, Tidy And Cute.nice Fur Floors And Mostly Updated Windows. New Hot Water Tank In 2015. Low Height Unfinished Basement. Lane Access, Close To South Street. Well Kept Home. Quick Completion Is A Possibility. Close To Downtown. Woul...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Guiding You Home... Situated In A Family Neighb...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #420169

$310,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,523 ft²

Single Family

491 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420169

Guiding You Home... Situated In A Family Neighbourhood, On A Sunny Lot, Kitty Corner From A Large Playing Field, And Beautiful Mountain Views! Large Family Home That Has A Spacious Kitchen, Large Room Sizes, Full Size Soaker Claw-foot Bathtub, And The Maste...

Realty Executives Mid-Island

Charming Townsite Character Home. This 2 Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #422670

$299,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 873 ft²

Single Family

802 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422670

Charming Townsite Character Home. This 2 Bedroom Rancher On A Large Beautifully Landscaped Corner Lot With Detach Garage Will Surely Impress. Entering The Home You Will Notice The Original Hardwood Flooring And Beautiful Coved Ceilings And Entryways. The Ba...

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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