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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457 Kennedy St, Nanaimo

$499,900

457 Kennedy St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,878 SqFt 5,228 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 886525

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

9885 Cedar St, Chemainus

$599,000

9885 Cedar St, Chemainus

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,957 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885978

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (CH)

8935 Crofton Rd, Crofton

$979,900

8935 Crofton Rd, Crofton

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,900 SqFt 186,437 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885803

RE/MAX Island Properties

1086 Holmes St, Duncan

$979,000

1086 Holmes St, Duncan

2 Beds 1 Bath 2,619 SqFt 37,026 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 886112

eXp Realty

341 Bayview Ave, Ladysmith

$569,000

341 Bayview Ave, Ladysmith

1 Bed 1 Bath 1,075 SqFt 6,099 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 886097

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

1642 Canin Rd, Nanaimo

$735,000

1642 Canin Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,840 SqFt 30,057 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885732

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

260 Milton St, Nanaimo

$636,000

260 Milton St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,202 SqFt 6,099 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885199

eXp Realty

254 Pine St, Nanaimo

$599,900

254 Pine St, Nanaimo

4 Beds 1 Bath 1,652 SqFt 10,455 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 884902

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

2977 Hillview Rd, Lantzville

$1,198,000

2977 Hillview Rd, Lantzville

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,328 SqFt 18,731 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885006

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

6092 Alington Rd, Duncan

$769,888

6092 Alington Rd, Duncan

3 Beds 2 Baths 3,449 SqFt 16,118 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 884264

RE/MAX Generation

10407 Youbou Rd, Youbou

$449,900

10407 Youbou Rd, Youbou

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,400 SqFt 6,099 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 883320

Coldwell Banker Oceanside Real Estate

74 Gordon Rd, Lake Cowichan

$1,495,000

74 Gordon Rd, Lake Cowichan

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,306 SqFt 27,008 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 882312

RE/MAX Island Properties

10585 Chemainus Rd, Saltair

$1,349,000

↑ $100,000

10585 Chemainus Rd, Saltair

5 Beds 2 Baths 2,535 SqFt 496,584 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 879887

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (CH)

265 Third St, Duncan

$525,000

265 Third St, Duncan

2 Beds 1 Bath 879 SqFt 5,663 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 879680

Pemberton Holmes - Westshore

260 Pine St, Nanaimo

$525,000

↓ $14,900

260 Pine St, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 864 SqFt 10,455 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 879130

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

6110 Grieve Rd, Duncan

$825,000

6110 Grieve Rd, Duncan

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,228 SqFt 21,780 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 879026

Pemberton Holmes - Westshore

1854 Myhrest Rd, Cobble Hill

$1,999,800

1854 Myhrest Rd, Cobble Hill

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,813 SqFt 297,080 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 876271

RE/MAX Alliance

2789 Haslam Rd, Nanaimo

$2,550,000

2789 Haslam Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 2 Baths 3,417 SqFt 4,094,640 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 869623

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

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.