Character Homes around Nanaimo

For buyers who love "character homes", Nanaimo offers huge opportunities. 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 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 features 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.

A final note - some of the homes below have only a degree of original features remaining. I've included those anyway!

Character Home Listings

17 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

They Don't Build Homes Like This Anymore! This ...

Photo of Listing #455426

$399,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,039 ft²

Single Family

265 Needham Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455426

They Don't Build Homes Like This Anymore! This 1940's Mid-century Home Offers 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Old Growth Fir Floors And Trim,italian Hand Crafted Coved Ceilings, And A Dry Spacious Basement. Enjoy Morning Sunrises In The Bright Kitchen, Complete With Ma...

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

Charming Single-level Character Home In The Old...

Photo of Listing #455040

$448,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,218 ft²

Single Family

14 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455040

Charming Single-level Character Home In The Old City. This Cute & Affordable Home Is In A Super Walkable Location On A Lovely Tree-lined Heritage Street. Just A Short Walk To The Waterfront, Downtown Shops & Restaurants, Seaplanes To Vancouver, And Spectacu...

eXp Realty

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just O...

Photo of Listing #454905

$895,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 17.5 Acres
  • 2,467 ft²

Single Family

1235 Nanaimo Lakes Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454905

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just Outside City Limits Awaits A New Family To Care For Her. Although Maybe Over 100 Years Old, This Home Has Been Well Looked After.4 Bed/3 Baths Including A 1 Bedroom Separate Suite. Enjoy All The Classic Characte...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Outstanding Opportunity, 0.70 Acre Property (su...

Photo of Listing #454350

$650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.71 Acres
  • 2,136 ft²

Single Family

1615 Venlaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454350

Outstanding Opportunity, 0.70 Acre Property (subdivide - Confirm With City) Well Maintained Home Faces Pryde Vista Golf Course Fairways. Great View Of Manicured Greens With Mount Benson In The Background, Updates Include Windows Aluminum Soffits, Gas Firepl...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Well Maintained Comox Home With 18'x20' Wired D...

Photo of Listing #454103

$654,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 2,220 ft²

Single Family

349 Anderton Road, Comox, BC

MLS® #454103

Well Maintained Comox Home With 18'x20' Wired Detatched Shop On A Large .44 Acre Lot Close To Town. Enjoy Mountain Views And Ocean Glimpses From The Custom Built Kitchen With Concrete Counter Tops And Black Granite Floor. Through The Fir French Doors Connec...

Royal LePage-Comox Valley (CV)

This 4 Bedroom Heritage Home Was Restored For G...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #454099

$769,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,390 ft²

Single Family

2699 Windermere Ave, Cumberland, BC

MLS® #454099

This 4 Bedroom Heritage Home Was Restored For Gracious Living. You Will Find Original Immaculate Fir Floors Throughout The Home Along With Lots Of Original Built-ins, Cozy Kitchen Nook, Updated Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops. Two Bathrooms And The One On...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

Opportunity Knocks! Great Investment Property W...

REDUCED 15% Photo of Listing #453899

$250,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 986 ft²

Single Family

495 Albert Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453899

Opportunity Knocks! Great Investment Property Which Is Currently Used For Rental And B & B Purposes. Property Has Enjoyed A Good Rental Return. Corner Lot, Easy Walking Distance To Parks, Heritage Mews, Downtown And Seawall. Zoned Dt8. Seller Is Leaving All...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Looking For A Home To Make Your Own Or An Oppor...

Photo of Listing #453742

$320,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,571 ft²

Single Family

589 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453742

Looking For A Home To Make Your Own Or An Opportunity For Greater Development??. Bring Your Ideas Or Plans To This R8 Zoned; Centrally Located Home. This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home Has An Upgraded Furnace And Hot Water Heater (within The Last 10 Years) And Is R...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

High Visibility Acreage With Historic Farmhouse...

Photo of Listing #453747

$462,200 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.83 Acres
  • 1,824 ft²

Single Family

1066 Lacon Road, Denman Island, BC

MLS® #453747

High Visibility Acreage With Historic Farmhouse Ready To Be Restored In The Heart Of Denman Island. The Flat 3.83 Acres Of Alr Land Is Suited To A Wide Variety Of Rural Pursuits. At The Junction Of Denman Rd And Lacon Rd, Almost All Traffic On The Island Wi...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island North

This Exceptional Character Home Was Raised, & A...

Photo of Listing #453314

$549,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,482 ft²

Single Family

205 7th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453314

This Exceptional Character Home Was Raised, & A Legal Suite Built. 3 Stories Each With Washroom & Laundry. 1st Floor Used As A Hair Studio But All The Services For A Suite Are Present Incl. Elec. & Drains, Separate 60 Gal. Hot Water Tank, Meter & A Separate...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Exceptional Character Home Private Setting, Oce...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #452995

$525,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,195 ft²

Single Family

430 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452995

Exceptional Character Home Private Setting, Ocean Views From Second Fl Master With Large Bdrm, Living, Ensuite, Cupboards Galore. Main Floor Substantial Eat In Kitchen Large Walk-in Pantry Adjoining Sunny Family Room W Air Tight Wood Stove. Lrg Updated Vint...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Endless Opportunity From This In Town Acreage. ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #452932

$574,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.14 Acres
  • 2,432 ft²

Single Family

3082 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, BC

MLS® #452932

Endless Opportunity From This In Town Acreage. Between The Trees, Through The Gate, And Past The Lavender Field, This Beautiful Character Home Welcomes You Into Your Own 1.14 Acre Personal Paradise. As You Enter Into The Home You Will Notice The Charm, Hist...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

Here Is A Fantastic Character Home With The Squ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #452645

$549,900 Active

  • 8 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,458 ft²

Single Family

602 Selby Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452645

Here Is A Fantastic Character Home With The Square Footage, Style And Ocean View That You Have Been Waiting For. The Main Floor Has New Laminate Flooring, Covered Ceilings, An Updated Kitchen, New Appliances And A Huge Deck That Takes In Excellent Views Tow...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Must See 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Heritage Home I...

Photo of Listing #452257

$699,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,149 ft²

Single Family

1015 Holmes Street, Duncan, BC

MLS® #452257

This Must See 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Heritage Home Is Located In One Of Duncan's Most Desirable Areas. The Owners Have Made Many Updates Over The Years But Have Preserved The Classic Charm. The Grand Entrance Welcomes You With Over 300 Sq/ft Of Covered Area With...

RE/MAX of Duncan

Beautiful Turn Of The Century Home Offers The C...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #451609

$589,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,726 ft²

Single Family

2660 Stewart Ave, Courtenay, BC

MLS® #451609

Beautiful Turn Of The Century Home Offers The Charm And Character Of 1921. Walk Up Onto The Large Covered Veranda And Enter The Warm Inviting Living Room With A Rock Faced Fireplace. The Floors Are Original Hardwood Throughout Most Of The Home And The 9' Ce...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

This Beautifully Maintained Character Home Is L...

Photo of Listing #450555

$799,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 3,175 ft²

Single Family

406 Cypress Road, Qualicum Beach, BC

MLS® #450555

This Beautifully Maintained Character Home Is Located Within A Short Walk Of The Famous Judges Row Sandy Beach, The Heritage Forest Park & The Village. All Updates Have Kept The Home Authentic To Its Generation With Fir Floors, Coved Ceilings & Beautiful Mi...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (QU)

Historical Significance - Site Of The First Agr...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #425013

$879,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 15.52 Acres
  • 2,260 ft²

Single Family

1033 Herd Road, Duncan, BC

MLS® #425013

Historical Significance - Site Of The First Agricultural Show In Cowichan In 1869 (later And Presently Known As The Cowichan Exhibition Fair). Further Historical Significance - The Designer/builder In 1922 Was Douglas James Who Practised Architecture In The...

FSBO Real Estate Inc.

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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