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

Landmark Office Location. Here's A Rare Opportu...

Photo of Listing #855551

$689,500 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 2,068 ft²

Single Family Detached

41 & 45 Chapel St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855551

Landmark Office Location. Here's A Rare Opportunity To Locate To One Of Nanaimo's Most Iconic Locations. The Shaw Residence Built In 1921 & On The Nanaimo Heritage Registry & Adjacent Parking Lot. First Time On The Market For This Exceptional Property I...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Artist's Playful Vision In This Character Home ...

Photo of Listing #852388

$557,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,340 ft²

Single Family Detached

2860 Rose St, Chemainus, BC

MLS® #852388

Artist's Playful Vision In This Character Home Precipitates Inspired Results. This Eclectic Home Ticks All The Boxes. From The Moment You Enter, This Home Affects Your Sensibilities. The Tactile Interplay Of The All Natural Components Of Light, Wood And Sha...

Coldwell Banker Oceanside Real Estate

Here Is An Ideal Opportunity For A Variety Of B...

NEW Photo of Listing #856555

$529,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,395 ft²

Single Family Detached

46 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856555

Here Is An Ideal Opportunity For A Variety Of Buyers. Looking For A Home Set Up A Home Base Business? The Flat Driveway Has Room For 5 Cars And There Is Direct Access To Lower Level Of The Home Ready For Your Business. As A Single Family Home? The Current O...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Will Love The Location And The Short Walk T...

NEW Photo of Listing #856077

$399,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,281 ft²

Single Family Detached

315 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #856077

You Will Love The Location And The Short Walk To Ladysmith's Most Popular Shops, Pubs, Restaurants And Services Along The Quaint Sidewalks Of First Ave. This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home Has Had Many Updates Over The Years And Will Charm You The Minute You Wal...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Charming Character Ocean View Two Bedroom Home....

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #844661

$374,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths

Single Family Detached

22 Irwin St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844661

Charming Character Ocean View Two Bedroom Home. Bonus 66 By 132 Ft Lot With Potential For The Investor. Close To Downtown Mall, Bus Loop And Waterfront. High Ceilings And Over Sized Windows Add To The Character. As Does The Front Porch With The Ocean View. ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Character Home Investment Opportunity! This Sou...

NEW Photo of Listing #855917

$339,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,040 ft²

Single Family Detached

237 Irwin St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855917

Character Home Investment Opportunity! This South Nanaimo Home Features Ocean Views, 2 Bedrooms, A Den, One 4 Piece Bathroom, A Spacious Kitchen With Tons Of Counter Space, A Dining Room To Host The Whole Family Or All Your Friends, And A Large Living Room ...

eXp 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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