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 #866099

$2,550,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 94 Acres
  • 3,417 ft²

Single Family Detached

2789 Haslam Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866099

This Iconic 94-acre Estate Features Everything On Your List. Spectacular Mountain Vistas With Coveted Southern Exposure. The Acreage Is Fully Fenced & Cross-fenced Just Waiting For Your Farming Plans. Endless Water Via Wells, Irrigation Ponds, & Creek Front...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

La Ferme Des Reves,(the Farm Of Dreams), Truly ...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #862361

$2,495,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3.16 Acres
  • 4,095 ft²

Single Family Detached

1444 Maple Bay Rd, Duncan, BC

MLS® #862361

La Ferme Des Reves,(the Farm Of Dreams), Truly Expresses The Character Of This Remarkably Beautiful 3.2 Acre Heritage Property & Home - An Oasis Of Calm & Beauty That Exquisitely Shelters A Family & Provides Sufficient Land For The Addition Of 1 Or 2 Additi...

Newport Realty Ltd.

Welcome To This Beautiful Three Level Ocean Vie...

Photo of Listing #865543

$800,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,898 ft²

Single Family Detached

201 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #865543

Welcome To This Beautiful Three Level Ocean View Character Home On A Large Corner Lot. The Historic Gate Fronting Onto Stewart Avenue Was A Part Of The Original Sloan Estate.the Outdoor Spaces Include A Glass Covered Deck,arboured Seating Area And Private Y...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Character Home On One Of Nanaimo’s Most Desirab...

Photo of Listing #865606

$650,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 990 ft²

Single Family Detached

350 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #865606

Character Home On One Of Nanaimo’s Most Desirable Streets; Vancouver Avenue. Sun Filled Property & Untapped Potential! Walking Distance To Nanaimo Yacht Club, Townsite Marina, Nanaimo’s Breathtaking Seawall, & An Easy Stroll To Downtown’s Dining, Shopping &...

Oakwyn Realty Ltd.

Ocean Views, A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite And A Yard...

NEW Photo of Listing #868886

$649,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,467 ft²

Single Family Detached

717 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #868886

Ocean Views, A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite And A Yard Perfect For Gardening, Welcome To 717 Haliburton. This Main Living Space Has 3 Generous Sized Bedrooms And A 4 Piece Bath, The Floors Are The Original Hardwood And The Kitchen Has An Old Fashioned Wood-planked...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Old City Renovated Spanish Colonial Revival! Th...

NEW Photo of Listing #867598

$599,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,351 ft²

Single Family Detached

82 Pine St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #867598

Old City Renovated Spanish Colonial Revival! This Classic 1929 3 Bed 2 Bath Home Has Been Updated To Modern Convenience While Preserving The Unique Character Including Original Refinished Hard Wood Flooring, Deco Heating Grates, Plaster Walls, Living Room A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This 3 Bedroom Two Level Home Features The Prim...

Photo of Listing #863739

$499,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,180 ft²

Single Family Detached

470 Franklyn St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #863739

This 3 Bedroom Two Level Home Features The Primary Bedroom On The Main Level With The Kitchen Laundry, And Large Living Room. The Upper Level Had Two Bedrooms And Ocean/city Glimpses. For The Potential Owner/occupier, This Is A Project And Requires Remodeli...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ocean And Mountain Views From Living Room In Th...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #862771

$499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,416 ft²

Single Family Detached

317 Buller St, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #862771

Ocean And Mountain Views From Living Room In This Solid Character Home . Hardwood Floors (fir) In Most Of The Rooms, 2 Bdrms On Main, 1 Bdrm & Playroom Up, 1 Bdrm Down. 3 Bathrooms. Cozy Gas Fireplace In Country Kitchen + Adjoining Dining Room, Large L...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

The Current Tenants Are Moving Out At The End O...

Photo of Listing #866112

$485,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,122 ft²

Single Family Detached

805 Georgia Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866112

The Current Tenants Are Moving Out At The End Of February. The Hot Tub On The Back Deck Belongs To The Tenants. The Home Is In Good Condition And Ready To Move Into.

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Opportunity Awaits. Great Exposure, Located On ...

Photo of Listing #865900

$475,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 982 ft²

Single Family Detached

605 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #865900

Opportunity Awaits. Great Exposure, Located On The Corner Of Comox And Prideaux Streets Close All Downtown Nanaimo's Attractions And Amenities. This Well - Maintained Character Home Would Make For A Terrific Office Or Retail Space. Upon Entering The Hom...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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