Character Homes - Nanaimo & Mid-Island

Since Nanaimo was booming through the Victorian, Edwardian, and pre/post-war eras, we have a huge stock of period homes that have been lovingly maintained and/or restored. 

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 character 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 details 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.

Character Home Listings

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Musgrave Estate Is An Assemblage Of 4 Titles On...

Photo of Listing #851563

$14,000,000 Active

  • 20 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 232 Acres
  • 11,375 ft²

Single Family Detached

230 Smith Rd, Salt Spring, BC

MLS® #851563

Musgrave Estate Is An Assemblage Of 4 Titles On The Only Stretch Of Flat Land On The Island’s Sw Corner. 5,955 Ft Of Shoreline With A Beautiful Protected Bay & Pristine Beach. The Estate Faces W Across Sansum Narrows Toward Cowichan Bay & Vancouver Island &...

Sotheby's International Realty Canada

This Iconic 94-acre Estate Features Everything ...

Photo of Listing #869623

$2,550,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 94 Acres
  • 3,417 ft²

Single Family Detached

2789 Haslam Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869623

This Iconic 94-acre Estate Features Everything On Your List. Spectacular Mountain Vistas W/ Coveted Southern Exposure. The Acreage Is Fully Fenced & Cross-fenced Just Waiting For Your Farming Plans. 2 Large Clay-lined Irrigation Ponds (totaling Approx 3 Mil...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

This Is The Real Deal & Amazing! Gorgeous Work ...

Photo of Listing #872637

$1,785,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 1.03 Acres
  • 3,898 ft²

Single Family Detached

3847 Fearn Way, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #872637

This Is The Real Deal & Amazing! Gorgeous Work Of Art By Renowned Architect Thomas Hooper ( 1857-1935) Along With All Its History Could Be Yours. The Incredible Home Was Barged From Victoria In 1994 So The Bonus That Takes This Home To The Next Level Is New...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Stunning Turn-of-the-century Character Home In ...

Photo of Listing #873240

$1,150,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,694 ft²

Single Family Detached

795 Franklyn St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #873240

Stunning Turn-of-the-century Character Home In Nanaimo's Old City Quarter! The Combination Of The Extensive Updating Throughout This 3600+ Sq. Ft. Home With The Exceptional Ocean And Mountain Views All The Way To Vancouver Create A Perfect Pairing. This Hom...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Multi Level 5000 Sqft6 +/- Ocean View Char...

Photo of Listing #873902

$989,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 4,399 ft²

Single Family Detached

3100 Cook St, Chemainus, BC

MLS® #873902

This Multi Level 5000 Sqft6 +/- Ocean View Character Home Has 3 Bedrooms And A 2 Bedroom Level Entry Suite. The Ocean View, Sunrises And Sunsets Are Enjoyed From Many Places In This Home And Especially From The Widow's Walk. This Home Features Vaulted Ceili...

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

One-of-a-kind Home With Storied History And Sta...

Photo of Listing #873797

$649,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 2,254 ft²

Single Family Detached

522 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #873797

One-of-a-kind Home With Storied History And Stately Charm. Feel At Home Beneath Lofty Ceilings, Big Bright Windows, Warm Original Wooden Floors. Family-styled Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, And Inviting Living Room With Gas Fireplace Framed By Large Windows. ...

460 Realty Inc.

Have You Been Searching For A Home With Charact...

Photo of Listing #874390

$639,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 1,980 ft²

Single Family Detached

565 Eighth St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874390

Have You Been Searching For A Home With Character Yet Modern Updates; With A Convenient Location And Yet Feels Like Your Own Private Oasis? If So, This Is One You Have To Check Out! When You Walk Into This Home, You'll Be Greeted By A Welcoming Family Room,...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This Well Maintained Character Resid...

NEW Photo of Listing #874757

$639,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,306 ft²

Single Family Detached

831 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874757

Welcome To This Well Maintained Character Residence That Is Full Of Charm. Original Wood Floors Throughout Main/2nd Lvl, Coved Ceilings, Claw Foot Tub, Unique Door Designs, Are Just A Few Of The Features That Make This A Great Home. Downstairs Has Plenty Of...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

View Home In Picturesque Ladysmith. This 2 Stor...

NEW Photo of Listing #874526

$612,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,600 ft²

Single Family Detached

630 3rd Ave, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #874526

View Home In Picturesque Ladysmith. This 2 Story Character House Has Plenty To Offer. Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And A Fenced In Backyard That Faces Southwest. Perfect For Enjoying Bbq's, Gardening Or Relaxing On The Covered Porch. Fruit Trees Are In...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Home Plus Cottage Plus Separate Shop! Here's A ...

Photo of Listing #871871

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 3,422 ft²

Single Family Detached

3107 Mckay St, Chemainus, BC

MLS® #871871

Home Plus Cottage Plus Separate Shop! Here's A 2 Story Basement Home On A Flat, Almost 1/4 Acre Lot In Chemainus. Featuring A Large Living Room With Gas Fireplace, Separate Dining Room, Sunny Kitchen And 2 Bedrooms On The Main Floor. Upstairs There Are 2 Mo...

460 Realty Inc.

Lovingly Preserved & Thoughtfully Updated, This...

NEW Photo of Listing #874851

$589,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,604 ft²

Single Family Detached

531 Northumberland Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874851

Lovingly Preserved & Thoughtfully Updated, This Home Has Character. On The Main Floor, The Living Room Features A New Gas Fireplace And Beautifully Refinished Hardwood Floors. Off The Living Room Is The Updated Kitchen Overlooking The Backyard. On This Floo...

460 Realty Inc.

Charming Old City Character Home Located On A Q...

Photo of Listing #874444

$545,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,638 ft²

Single Family Detached

595 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874444

Charming Old City Character Home Located On A Quiet Street Overlooking Picturesque Nob Hill Park. This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home Has Been Beautifully Updated Over The Years. It Offers A Spacious Floor Plan With Plenty Of Windows, Sunny Exposure For Outdoor...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Sweet 3 Bed 1 Bath Rancher Offers Plenty O...

Photo of Listing #874286

$499,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,208 ft²

Single Family Detached

2931 Alder St, Chemainus, BC

MLS® #874286

This Sweet 3 Bed 1 Bath Rancher Offers Plenty Of Charm And Lots Of Character! Featuring An Open Floor Plan, With A Spacious Kitchen, Large Living / Family Room, And Stunning Wood Built-ins. Situated On .17 Of An Acre Of Flat Land, There Is Lots Of Space...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc)

Charming City Centre Character House. Perfect S...

Photo of Listing #870820

$479,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 720 ft²

Single Family Detached

663 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #870820

Charming City Centre Character House. Perfect Starter Or Retirement Home. Lots Of Curb Appeal And Room To Garden At This Conveniently Located House. Enter Into The Main Room With Is Period Barrel Vault Ceiling And Original Fireplace With Natural Gas Insert....

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Restored Character Home In Old City With Ocean ...

Photo of Listing #873782

$449,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 1,394 ft²

Single Family Detached

311 Finlayson St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #873782

Restored Character Home In Old City With Ocean Views Of Nanaimo Harbour, Gulf Of Georgia, Coast Mountains And Now Cruise Ship Dock. Easy Walk To Downtown Harbour Front Walkway Port Theatre, Shopping Centre And Casino. Modernized Kitchen With Attractive Knot...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

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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