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

16 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

This Beautifully Restored 103 Year Old Arts And...

Photo of Listing #424609

$750,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,015 ft²

Single Family

461 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424609

This Beautifully Restored 103 Year Old Arts And Crafts Style Character Home Is Situated On A Quiet Street In The Brechin Hill Area. Go For A Stroll In The Friendly Neighborhood Or Walk To The Seawall And Take In All Of The Activity. Registered With The City...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A Rare Offering! Beautifully Restored, Immacula...

Photo of Listing #424766

$619,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,316 ft²

Single Family

35 Acacia Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424766

A Rare Offering! Beautifully Restored, Immaculate Character Home Steps From The Pool, Tennis Courts, & Trails Of Bowen Park. Enjoy Pocket Ocean Views & A Glimpse Of Mt.baker On A Sunny Day. This Home Is Well Appointed & Completely Finished With Over 2300 Sq...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

4 Bedroom -quality Craftsman Home With Extensiv...

Photo of Listing #424851

$549,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,144 ft²

Single Family

299 Dogwood Drive, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #424851

4 Bedroom -quality Craftsman Home With Extensive Architecturally Designed Renovations And Spectacular Ocean Views. This Beautiful Home Is Ready To Move In And Enjoy. The Upper Floor Has 2 Large, Bright Bedrooms, An Exquisite Bathroom, Den, Juliet Balcony An...

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

Step Back In Time To 1920 When You Enter This L...

Photo of Listing #422073

$545,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.7 Acres
  • 2,650 ft²

Single Family

2917 Cedar Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422073

Step Back In Time To 1920 When You Enter This Lovingly Cared For Vintage Home On A Fully Fenced 0.70 Acre Property With Lovely Pastoral And Mountain Views. The Character Of Its Era Is Visible Everywhere You Look. From The Original Wood Floors And Kitchen Ca...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Amazing 1950's Updated Character Home, With Som...

Photo of Listing #423581

$499,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,088 ft²

Single Family

1611 Brierley Hill, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423581

Amazing 1950's Updated Character Home, With Some Ocean Views In The Desired Brechin Hill Neighborhood. Hardwood Floors Throughout The Main Level, New Kitchen Cabinets With Porcelain Tile Flooring In The Kitchen,and Marble Accent Backsplash. New Bathroom Wit...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Situated On A Spacious Level .29 Acre Property ...

Photo of Listing #424268

$499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 2,672 ft²

Single Family

2545 Holyrood Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424268

Situated On A Spacious Level .29 Acre Property In The Popular Departure Bay Area, Is This 2672 Square Foot, Four Bedroom, Well Maintained Family Home Just Waiting For You To Move In. The Main Level Of The Home Features A Wonderful Open Floor Plan, With The ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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 Heritage-style 3 Level Ocean View Home Was...

Photo of Listing #424860

$419,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,292 ft²

Single Family

38 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424860

This Heritage-style 3 Level Ocean View Home Was Built In 1947 With Many Vintage Features Including Rough Cut Old Growth Floor Joists And Beams, Mt Benson Fir Milled For Window Trim, Pristine Cove Ceilings Through Much Of The Main Level, In-laid Oak And Parq...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaimo...

Photo of Listing #423815

$399,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,236 ft²

Single Family

955 Comox Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423815

Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Old City. Perfect For First-time Buyers, Small Families, Or Young Professionals Looking For A Vibrant Downtown Neighbourhood. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With A Fully Fenced Backyard Is Located On A Cul-de-s...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

View! View! View! This Renovated, Ocean View Ch...

Photo of Listing #424129

$389,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,690 ft²

Single Family

2725 Fairbanks Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424129

View! View! View! This Renovated, Ocean View Character Home Has Plenty Of Updates And Is Waiting For Your Finishing Touches. The Kitchen Features A Beautiful Concrete Counter Top With Large Farmers Sink. Tile Lines The Walls And Floors Of The Bathroom Which...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

To View Floor Plans And More Details Visit Www....

Photo of Listing #424578

$379,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,210 ft²

Single Family

203 View Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424578

To View Floor Plans And More Details Visit Www.troygibson.com Renovated Character Home With Alley Access. Here Is A Unique Opportunity To Own This Fabulous Character Home That Has Received An Extensive Renovation And Is Situated On A .15 Ac Lot. Tastefully ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #423975

$369,900 Active

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

Single Family

90 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423975

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

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

Diamond Location In The Old City, This 4 Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #423867

$299,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,352 ft²

Single Family

22 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423867

Diamond Location In The Old City, This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Features 9' Ceiling On Main Floor And Offers Some Great Updates With Mostly Laminate Flooring Thru Out, Fresh Kitchen Cabinets & Counter, Newer Fixtures, Paint Etc. Spacious Rooms, Master Bedroom...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Bright And Airy 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #423834

$287,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,414 ft²

Single Family

665 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423834

Bright And Airy 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With Ocean View From 2 Levels. With New Flooring And Paint Throughout, The Main Floor Offers A Spacious Living Room, Tidy Kitchen With Dining Space, 3 Bedrooms And A Full Bath. Upstairs Is A Finished Attic With Siza...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Old Cit...

Photo of Listing #424445

$285,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 1,024 ft²

Single Family

119 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424445

Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Old City Nanaimo! This Cute 3 Bed 1 Bath Home Is On Historic Pine Street And Is In Walking Distance To Downtown, With Restaurants And Shopping, Plus The Seawall And Several Parks. You Are Also Conveniently Located On ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

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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