Character Homes - Nanaimo & Mid-Island

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 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

22 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

1901 Ocean View Victorian Heritage(mcrae Reside...

Photo of Listing #461883

$519,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,293 ft²

Single Family

98 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461883

1901 Ocean View Victorian Heritage(mcrae Residence) Home Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own This Victorian Heritage Home For Those Looking For A Unique Residence Loaded With Curb Appeal In Downtown Nanaimo With Carriage Home Potential. A Unique Location Situ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

South Nanaimo Character Home With Beautiful Oce...

Photo of Listing #461759

$399,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,264 ft²

Single Family

756 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461759

South Nanaimo Character Home With Beautiful Ocean And Mountain Views. This Charming Historic Home Is Located In A Friendly Neighbourhood, And Enjoys A Large, Fully-fenced & Level Yard, Perfect For Gardening. With Original Fir Floors And Plenty Of Natural Li...

eXp Realty

Back On The Market.this Cute & Cozy Home Is 1,1...

Photo of Listing #461740

$359,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,105 ft²

Single Family

693 Coronation Ave, Duncan, BC

MLS® #461740

Back On The Market.this Cute & Cozy Home Is 1,105 Sq Ft, 2 Bedrooms And 1 Bath. This Home Is Full Of Character With Lots Of Modern Updates Like A Heat Pump, Thermal Windows And A Newer Roof. You'll Find Classic Features Throughout The Home, 10 Foot Coved Ce...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

Have You Been Looking For A Place In Cumberland...

Photo of Listing #461645

$374,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,510 ft²

Single Family

2741 Windermere Ave, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #461645

Have You Been Looking For A Place In Cumberland That You Want To Make Your Own? Stop Right Here! Built In 1901 This 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Home Is Waiting For Someone To Make It New Again. Main Entry Living With All Three Bedrooms Up, With An Under-height Basemen...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

This Charming Cumberland Character Home Is Just...

Photo of Listing #461296

$425,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,979 ft²

Single Family

2750 Penrith Ave, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #461296

This Charming Cumberland Character Home Is Just Waiting For You! Located Within Easy Walking Distance Of The Thriving Village Of Cumberland, Close To Brew Pubs, Coffee Shops, Restaurants And Shopping And A Few Minutes From World Class Biking And Hiking Plus...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Heritage Home With Old World Charm. Main Floor ...

Photo of Listing #460470

$459,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,694 ft²

Single Family

413 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460470

Heritage Home With Old World Charm. Main Floor Has A Bright Country Kitchen With Eating Nook, Formal Dining, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms And Features Coved Ceilings. Lower Level Has A Family Room And 3rd Bedroom. Large 7500 Square Foot Lot Features Mature Lands...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Great Investment Opportunity! Situated On A Qui...

Photo of Listing #460438

$319,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,828 ft²

Single Family

117 French Street, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #460438

Great Investment Opportunity! Situated On A Quiet No Through Street Right In The Heart Of Beautiful Downtown Ladysmith Is The 1828 Square Foot, Two Bedroom, One Bathroom Character Home. This Excellent Downtown Location Offers Easy Access To All Ladysmith Am...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Area Close To Seawall And Downtown And Ho...

Photo of Listing #460086

$419,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 1,050 ft²

Single Family

531 Arbutus Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460086

Great Area Close To Seawall And Downtown And Hospital All Within 5 Minute Drive. Carriage Home Possible Here.clean 3 Bedroom Rancher On A Large 101 X 102 Lot. Features Include Wood Fireplace, Hard Wood And Laminate Flooring, Freshly Painted, And 200 Am Elec...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Charming And Delicate, This Home Will Captivate...

Photo of Listing #459919

$549,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 2,990 ft²

Single Family

9351 Chemainus Road, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #459919

Charming And Delicate, This Home Will Captivate Your Mind And Unleash Your Inner Artist. Imagine Sipping Tea On The Balcony, Welcoming A Hummingbird For A Morning Buzz, Or Gently Swaying With The Wind In The Trees On Your Patio Swing. Entertain Guests In Yo...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Ldy)

Fantastic Panoramic Ocean Inlet Views From This...

Photo of Listing #459752

$269,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,596 ft²

Single Family

3259 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, BC

MLS® #459752

Fantastic Panoramic Ocean Inlet Views From This 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Character Home. Large Spacious Rooms With Hardwood Floors. Built-in Cabinets. Large Kitchen And Over Sized Dining Room. Lots Of Potential. Walking Distance To The Harbour Quay Water Front...

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty

One Of A Kind, Not To Be Missed Opportunity. Co...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #459390

$274,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,256 ft²

Single Family

896 Sayward Road, Sayward, BC

MLS® #459390

One Of A Kind, Not To Be Missed Opportunity. Combining History, Character And Contemporary Living You Could Make This Amazing 1927 Converted Schoolhouse Your New Home. Beautiful Original Hardwood Floors, Wood Frame Windows, New Kitchen Featuring Butcher Blo...

RE/MAX Check Realty

A Delightful Character Home With Great Curb App...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #459267

$464,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,590 ft²

Single Family

524 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459267

A Delightful Character Home With Great Curb Appeal! Inside You Will Find 3 Large Bedrooms, And 2 Bathrooms Including An Ensuite. The Home Has Many Updated Features Such As New Flooring, Doors And Paint, As Well As A Renovated Kitchen With Beautiful Wooden C...

eXp Realty

This Must See 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Heritage Home I...

Photo of Listing #456882

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,149 ft²

Single Family

1015 Holmes Street, Duncan, BC

MLS® #456882

This Must See 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Heritage Home Is Located In One Of Duncan's Most Desirable Areas. The Owners Have Made Many Updates Over The Years But Have Preserved The Classic Charm. The Grand Entrance Welcomes You With Over 300 Sq/ft Of Covered Area With...

RE/MAX of Duncan

New Price! Classic Royston Heritage Home W/sepa...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #456191

$799,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.71 Acres
  • 3,470 ft²

Single Family

3938 Island Highway, Royston, BC

MLS® #456191

New Price! Classic Royston Heritage Home W/separately Titled Lot. Buy As A Package, Save Big & Invest In Your Family's Future. Zoning Allows For Home & Carriage House On The 2nd Lot, Already Cleared W/ Road Access & Outbuildings. A Perfect Scenario For A La...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Affordable Living - One Bedroom Rancher Set Bac...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #456153

$209,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 605 ft²

Single Family

4258 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, BC

MLS® #456153

Affordable Living - One Bedroom Rancher Set Back On 66'x 150' Lot In Upper North Port. Easy Access. Shopping Nearby. Open Parking For Rv And Multiple Toys. Back Alley Access.

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty

Gorgeous Riverfront Home With Access To 32 Km O...

Photo of Listing #455951

$992,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.66 Acres
  • 4,387 ft²

Single Family

72 Park Road, Lake Cowichan, BC

MLS® #455951

Gorgeous Riverfront Home With Access To 32 Km Of Lakefront! Bright And Sunny Near The Mouth Of The Cowichan River On An Awesome Road With Lovely Homes On Huge Lots With An Easy Walk Into Town. This 0.69 Acre Property Has Great Rental Income. This Huge Home ...

RE/MAX of Lake Cowichan

New Price. Large Family Character Home With Ful...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #454632

$749,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.31 Acres
  • 3,207 ft²

Single Family

3303 1st Street, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #454632

New Price. Large Family Character Home With Fully Finished Walkout Basement And 21' X 21' Separate Garage. The Double Lot Property Is Known For Its Fully Landscaped Beauty And Is A Gardener's Dream. It Is Subdividable Or You Can Build A Coach House. Roof, G...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Outstanding Opportunity, 0.70 Acre Property (su...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #454350

$534,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.71 Acres
  • 2,136 ft²

Single Family

1615 Venlaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454350

Outstanding Opportunity, 0.70 Acre Property (subdivide - Confirm With City) Well Maintained Home Faces Pryde Vista Golf Course Fairways. Great View Of Manicured Greens With Mount Benson In The Background, Updates Include Windows Aluminum Soffits, Gas Firepl...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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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