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

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Beautiful Character Home Just Steps Away From N...

Photo of Listing #469630

$525,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,979 ft²

Single Family

102 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #469630

Beautiful Character Home Just Steps Away From Nanaimo's Downtown Core! This Stunning Home Is One Of The 10 Oldest Homes In Nanaimo & The Seller's Have Done A Fabulous Job At Maintaining The Original Integrity & Heritage Feel Of The Home While Doing Some Bea...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

First Time On Market! This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Hom...

Photo of Listing #469311

$474,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,612 ft²

Single Family

9 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #469311

First Time On Market! This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Has Been Very Well Maintained By The Original Owner Who Built The Home 64 Years Ago. The Main Level Features A Bright And Spacious Living And Dining Room With Original Hardwood Floors, And Beautiful Brick Fir...

460 Realty Inc.

If You Are Looking For A Character Home In The ...

Photo of Listing #468682

$339,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 1,404 ft²

Single Family

125 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #468682

If You Are Looking For A Character Home In The Heart Of The Old City, Within Walking Distance To Downtown, This May Be The One For You! Built In 1911, This House Is Full Of Warm History And Offers Yesteryear Ambiance With Modern Day Updates. With 3 Bedrooms...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Home Is A Fantastic Surprise! It Is Quite ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #468532

$465,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 2,162 ft²

Single Family

2120 Minto Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #468532

This Home Is A Fantastic Surprise! It Is Quite Cute From The Road, But As Soon As You Enter You Will Be Surprised How Large & Bright The Main Floor Feels W/ Its High Ceilings & Open Plan. At Nearly 120 Years Old, This Home Was Originally The Local Church In...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Here Is A True Nanaimo Classic In Ever Popular ...

Photo of Listing #468438

$819,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,878 ft²

Single Family

522 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #468438

Here Is A True Nanaimo Classic In Ever Popular Vancouver Ave. A Short Walk To The Famous Seawall And Nanaimo Marinas. This Well Built Beauty Was Built In 1937 And As Been Maintained And Updated. Gorgeous Oak Flooring, Leaded French Doors And Many Light Fixt...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Stately Ocean View, Character Home In Nanaimo's...

Photo of Listing #467465

$699,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 3,600 ft²

Single Family

461 Selby Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467465

Stately Ocean View, Character Home In Nanaimo's Old City Quarter, An Inviting Back Yard & A Flexible Zoning Dt8. With Over 3,000 Sq Foot Of Space This Home Is Sure To Impress With Its Modern Amenities & Updates While Maintaining The Stunning Heritage Qualit...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Charming 3 Bedroom, 1702sf Character Home With ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #467330

$639,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,702 ft²

Single Family

515 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467330

Charming 3 Bedroom, 1702sf Character Home With Extensive Updates, Beautiful Landscaping, And Newer Detached Shop. Recently Painted Wood Cladding, A Picturesque Fenced Back Yard With Rockeries, Interlocking Brick Patio, All Enjoying The Warmth Of A Sunny Sou...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Charming Qualicum Rancher Plus A Guest Cottage ...

Photo of Listing #466832

$638,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 1,759 ft²

Single Family

498 Country Club Drive, Qualicum Beach, BC

MLS® #466832

Charming Qualicum Rancher Plus A Guest Cottage Overlooking The 18th Hole At Eaglecrest Golf Course. Originally Part Of The Eaglecrest Farm This Property Is Filled With Charm & History. The Main Home Has 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Original Wood Floors & Rock Firepl...

RE/MAX Anchor Realty (QU)

Situated On A 12,000 Sq Foot Level Corner Lot W...

Photo of Listing #466117

$445,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 800 ft²

Single Family

488 5th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466117

Situated On A 12,000 Sq Foot Level Corner Lot With Mature Fruit And Walnut Trees, This Old-timer Is Ready To Serve A New Owner. Zoning Allows For A Carriage Home And The City Is Open To Higher Density Use (with Rezoning). South Exposure Makes This A Light-f...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Departure Bay - Private .82 Ac Estate-like Prop...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #464322

$899,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.82 Acres
  • 3,631 ft²

Single Family

2525 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464322

Departure Bay - Private .82 Ac Estate-like Property - Subdividable This Very Rare Mature Manicured Property Offers Complete Privacy With Beautiful Gardens And Large Trees And Is Located In A Central Location Within Walking Distance To Brooks Landing Shoppin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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