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 ...

REDUCED 10% Photo of Listing #872637

$1,599,900 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

Two Separate Titles With Ocean Views! One Charm...

Photo of Listing #877122

$939,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 3,353 ft²

Single Family Detached

542 & 544 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #877122

Two Separate Titles With Ocean Views! One Charming 5 Bed/5 Bath Character Home Nestled Beside A Vacant Lot Awaiting Your Ideas. Experience Seaside Living W/ Views Of Marina Sailboats Enjoyed From The Kitchen, Master Bedroom Balcony, Dining Room Patio, And P...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Your Dream Character Home Is Now On The Market....

Photo of Listing #878171

$699,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 2,211 ft²

Single Family Detached

521 Aldorann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #878171

Your Dream Character Home Is Now On The Market. This Charmer Has Been Tastefully Renovated To Keep The Vintage Of Yesteryear In Its Best Light. The Curved Driveway Leads You To A Beautiful Entry That Invites You Thru French Doors To A Spacious Living Room W...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Is A Classic Character Home That Would Be ...

Photo of Listing #877064

$625,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,875 ft²

Single Family Detached

403 Eighth St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #877064

This Is A Classic Character Home That Would Be Ideal For A Family. 4 Bedrooms, Close To Schools And Shopping, A Fully Fenced Back Yard Plus A Basement. The Home Was Built In 1910 And There Are Plenty Of Reminders Of That Era - Stained Glass Windows, Wood Fl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Location, Location And Alot Of Character. Beaut...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #876181

$599,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,999 ft²

Single Family Detached

17 White St, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #876181

Location, Location And Alot Of Character. Beautifully Maintained Character Home In South Central Vancouver Island, In The Heritage Town Of Ladysmith. This Home Is Immaculate With All The Modern Upgrades. There Is Plenty Of Parking Plus Lane Access To This ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Ladysmith Heritage By The Sea. This Charming Ho...

Photo of Listing #876875

$589,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,829 ft²

Single Family Detached

610 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #876875

Ladysmith Heritage By The Sea. This Charming Home Exudes Good Taste And Thoughtfulness. Flooded With Natural Light, 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Over 3200sf Of Meticulously Cared For Character. Put Your Feet Up With A Coffee And Watch The Sun Glistening Over Th...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Charming City Centre Character House. Perfect S...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #870820

$452,000 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)

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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