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

Springbrook Farm In Sunny Saltair Bc Is On The ...

Photo of Listing #879887

$1,499,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 11.4 Acres
  • 2,535 ft²

Single Family Detached

10585 Chemainus Rd, Saltair, BC

MLS® #879887

Springbrook Farm In Sunny Saltair Bc Is On The Market For The First Time In Over 50 Years- The Homestead An Authentic Victorian Home Was Built Approx Late 1860's -this Very Unique 11.4 Acre Parcel In Sunny Saltair Has R2 Zoning And Indicates That There Is ...

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (CH)

Rare Find, Superb Character Home Barged Over Fr...

Photo of Listing #879813

$1,388,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.43 Acres
  • 3,328 ft²

Single Family Detached

2977 Hillview Rd, Lantzville, BC

MLS® #879813

Rare Find, Superb Character Home Barged Over From Kitsilano, Meticulously Maintained With A Rich History Situated On .43-acre Lot. 180-degree Ocean Views Looking Onto Notch Hill, Nanoose Bay, & The North Shore Mountains. At Over 3300 Sq Ft Of Finished Livin...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

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

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #877122

$889,000 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

Unique Character Home Located On A Spacious Cor...

NEW Photo of Listing #882439

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,800 ft²

Single Family Detached

2896 105th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882439

Unique Character Home Located On A Spacious Corner Lot Within Walking Distance To The Lake! The Home Offers A Total Of 2,800 Sq. Ft. Of Finished Living Space With 4 Bedrooms, Den & 4 Baths. The Lower Level Has A 1-bedroom In-law Suite With A Separate Entra...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Opportunity To Build Equity In A Terrific...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #879130

$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 864 ft²

Single Family Detached

260 Pine St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #879130

Great Opportunity To Build Equity In A Terrific Old City Location. This Property Has Wood Flooring, 2 Beds With 1 Bath, And An Unfinished Basement For All Your Ideas To Add Extra Space. The Backyard Has Tons Of Potential For Gardens, Or Possibly A Shop Or...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Lovely Character Home, Built Circa 1901, It's O...

Photo of Listing #878106

$515,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,167 ft²

Single Family Detached

640 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #878106

Lovely Character Home, Built Circa 1901, It's One Of Nanaimo's Original Homes. This 3 Bedroom Home Was Completely Professionally Renovated In 2011. The Extensive Renos Included, Removal Of Old Building Materials, Replaced By New Trusses, Insulation, Drywal...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Here's A Chance To Own Part Of Ladysmith’s Hist...

NEW Photo of Listing #880238

$499,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,179 ft²

Single Family Detached

420 4th Ave, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #880238

Here's A Chance To Own Part Of Ladysmith’s History And Bring This Home And Potential Business Space Back To Its Original Glory! With 10 Ft Ceilings In The Main Home And Views Of The Ocean, This Property Provides A Unique Opportunity In A Quiet, Central Loca...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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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