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

21 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

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...

Photo of Listing #459390

$279,000 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 2% Photo of Listing #459267

$484,900 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 Enchanting Property On Over A 1/2 Acres Lo...

Photo of Listing #459193

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.53 Acres
  • 2,849 ft²

Single Family

801 Mackie Road, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #459193

This Enchanting Property On Over A 1/2 Acres Lot Has It All, A Picturesque Farmhouse, Large Detached Three-car Garage With Workshop And Loft, And A Fantastic Out-building That Contains A Sauna. Found In One Of The Most Desirable Neighbourhoods In Ladysmith,...

460 Realty Inc.

Gracious Character Home In Old City With Water ...

Photo of Listing #459044

$579,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Single Family

98 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459044

Gracious Character Home In Old City With Water Views From Front Veranda And Upper Veranda. Original Character Built In 1907. This Gem Has Original Woodwork And Finishing With Open Staircase, Moulding, Wood Floors, Beamed Library Ceiling In The Living Room W...

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

Guiding You Home... Stylishly Renovated Home Wi...

Photo of Listing #457725

$450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,778 ft²

Single Family

573 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457725

Guiding You Home... Stylishly Renovated Home With Authorized Suite! Short Walk To The Ocean And All Of Nanaimo's Downtown Core. Flat, Private, Low Maintenance Yard, With It's Own Little Veggie Garden. There Is A Rain Water Catchment System In Place For All ...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

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

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #456426

$399,999 Active

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

Single Family

2741 Windermere Ave, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #456426

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 Basement...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Rare Opportunity To Get Into The Heart Of The N...

Photo of Listing #456402

$479,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.38 Acres
  • 1,538 ft²

Single Family

5511 Island Highway, Union Bay, BC

MLS® #456402

Rare Opportunity To Get Into The Heart Of The New Kensington Union Bay Estates Early!restore Historical Lavender House To Its Original Beauty! This Property Is Right Across From The Union Bay Boat Launch And Has Unobstructed Ocean Views That Include Tree Is...

Royal LePage-Comox Valley (CV)

Location... Location ...location. What A Fabulo...

Photo of Listing #456207

$449,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,269 ft²

Single Family

260 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456207

Location... Location ...location. What A Fabulous Location To Set Up A Business. This Home Is Zoned For Home Based Business Or An Office With Many Possibilities Galore. As A Dt8 Zoning You Can Operate Commercial At Street Level And Go Residential Above On A...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #456191

$849,900 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)

Turnkey Investment Opportunity! Downstairs Is V...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #454570

$439,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,309 ft²

Single Family

515 Northumberland Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454570

Turnkey Investment Opportunity! Downstairs Is Vacant And A Lease In Place Upstairs Until Feb 2020 With Rent Totaling $1375 Per Month Plus Utilities. There Are Two Bedrooms Upstairs And An Unauthorized 3 Bedroom Suite On The Lower Level. The Corner Lot Provi...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Outstanding Opportunity, 0.70 Acre Property (su...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #454350

$579,900 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)

Resting On 7.29 Acres Overlooking Cherry Point ...

Photo of Listing #454177

$2,750,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 7.29 Acres
  • 4,635 ft²

Single Family

800 Garnett Road, Cobble Hill, BC

MLS® #454177

Resting On 7.29 Acres Overlooking Cherry Point Beach, Salt Spring Island & Mt. Baker, This Impressive Ocean Front Estate Will Enchant You. The Circular Drive Lined By Level Pastures, Plentiful Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Gardens, 45 Fruit Trees & Creek Leads ...

Johannsen Group Realty Inc.

Charming Rancher. This 930 Sq.ft. Rancher Is Ni...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #453833

$244,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 930 ft²

Single Family

3019 2nd Ave, Port Alberni, BC

MLS® #453833

Charming Rancher. This 930 Sq.ft. Rancher Is Nicely Updated, With An Open Concept Floor Plan, Making It A Delight To Live In. Inside The Home Enjoys: A Modern Kitchen With Stainless Appliances; An Adjoining Dining Area; The Living Room With Hardwood Floors;...

Royal LePage Port Alberni - Pacific Rim Realty

Looking For A Home To Make Your Own Or An Oppor...

Photo of Listing #453742

$320,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,571 ft²

Single Family

589 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453742

Looking For A Home To Make Your Own Or An Opportunity For Greater Development??. Bring Your Ideas Or Plans To This R8 Zoned; Centrally Located Home. This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home Has An Upgraded Furnace And Hot Water Heater (within The Last 10 Years) And Is R...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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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