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

24 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Updated And Fabulous! This Classic Character Ho...

Photo of Listing #458004

$474,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Single Family

805 Wentworth Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458004

Updated And Fabulous! This Classic Character Home In The Heart Of The Old City Quarter Is A Gem! The Main Floor Offers A Large Great Room With High Ceilings And Loads Of Windows For Extra Light. There Is Also A Updated Kichen/nook And 2 Bedrooms Plus A Full...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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.

Exceptional Downtown Comox Location - Just Step...

Photo of Listing #456194

$449,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 990 ft²

Single Family

1818 Queens Ave, Comox, BC

MLS® #456194

Exceptional Downtown Comox Location - Just Steps From Comox Ave Small Shops, Restaurants, Pubs, Mall And Marina Park. Cute, Cozy Heritage Home Retains Some Original Charming Features. Hardwood Floors, Curved Doorways, Built-ins, Thick Baseboards, Wainscotti...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (CX)

Separately Titled Lots! Zoning Allows For A Hom...

Photo of Listing #456191

$899,900 Active

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

Single Family

3938 Island Highway, Royston, BC

MLS® #456191

Separately Titled Lots! Zoning Allows For A Home & Carriage House On Each Of The 2 Separately Titled Lots This Home Is Perfectly Placed On. You Will Love This Beautiful 3-level, 4 Bdrm/3 Bath 1920's Royston Heritage Home With Ocean/mountain Views, Stunning ...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

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

What A Fabulous Location!! This Fantastic Home ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #455837

$624,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,380 ft²

Single Family

356 2nd Street, Courtenay, BC

MLS® #455837

What A Fabulous Location!! This Fantastic Home Is In The Heart Of The Old Orchard! It Has Loads Of Character And So Many Great Updates; 200 Amp Service, Newer Roof, Refurbished Wood Siding, New Retaining Wall, New Windows, New Gutters, Widened Driveway, New...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Cumberland Charmer! You Will Love This 3 Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #455223

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,323 ft²

Single Family

2781 Penrith Ave, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #455223

Cumberland Charmer! You Will Love This 3 Bedroom/3 Bath, 3 Storey Turn Of The Century Character Home! It's The Perfect Mix Of "old Meets New" W/this 3300+ Sq Ft Home Nestled On A Corner Lot Right In The Heart Of Cumberland Village. The Main Floor Boasts 11'...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

This Wonderful Character Home Offers Beautiful ...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #454997

$699,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.87 Acres
  • 2,869 ft²

Single Family

6779 Norcross Road, Duncan, BC

MLS® #454997

This Wonderful Character Home Offers Beautiful Views Of Somenos Lake, And Is Located In A Quiet, Private Setting. Sitting On Just Under An Acre, This Property Is Tastefully Landscaped & Has Been Well Maintained. The Main Level Offers A Large Living Room, Fl...

RE/MAX of Duncan

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just O...

Photo of Listing #454905

$895,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 17.5 Acres
  • 2,467 ft²

Single Family

1235 Nanaimo Lakes Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454905

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just Outside City Limits Awaits A New Family To Care For Her. Although Maybe Over 100 Years Old, This Home Has Been Well Looked After.4 Bed/3 Baths Including A 1 Bedroom Separate Suite. Enjoy All The Classic Characte...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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...

Photo of Listing #454570

$459,900 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 8% Photo of Listing #454350

$599,900 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.

Well Maintained Comox Home With 18'x20' Wired D...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #454103

$590,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 2,220 ft²

Single Family

349 Anderton Road, Comox, BC

MLS® #454103

Well Maintained Comox Home With 18'x20' Wired Detatched Shop On A Large .44 Acre Lot Close To Town. Enjoy Mountain Views And Ocean Glimpses From The Custom Built Kitchen With Concrete Counter Tops And Black Granite Floor. Through The Fir French Doors Connec...

Royal LePage-Comox Valley (CV)

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

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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