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

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.

This Is The Real Deal & Amazing! Gorgeous Work ...

NEW Photo of Listing #872637

$1,785,000 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

Character Home That Has Been Updated To Todays ...

NEW Photo of Listing #872507

$679,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,826 ft²

Single Family Detached

510 Bradley St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872507

Character Home That Has Been Updated To Todays Standards. Top Floor Has Been Gutted And Rebuilt Including 4 Inches Of Spray Foam Insulation And Rewired With Separate Sub Panel. Hardwood Floors On The Main Floor Exude The Charm Of This Home. Back Room Could ...

Royal LePage-Comox Valley (CV)

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

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

Home Plus Cottage Plus Separate Shop! Here's A ...

Photo of Listing #871871

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 3,422 ft²

Single Family Detached

3107 Mckay St, Chemainus, BC

MLS® #871871

Home Plus Cottage Plus Separate Shop! Here's A 2 Story Basement Home On A Flat, Almost 1/4 Acre Lot In Chemainus. Featuring A Large Living Room With Gas Fireplace, Separate Dining Room, Sunny Kitchen And 2 Bedrooms On The Main Floor. Upstairs There Are 2 Mo...

460 Realty Inc.

Charming City Centre Character House. Perfect S...

Photo of Listing #870820

$479,000 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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