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

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Turn-of-the-century Heritage Home With Spectacu...

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Photo of Listing #452039

$584,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.43 Acres
  • 3,406 ft²

Single Family

2977 Hillview Road, Lantzville, BC

MLS® #452039

Turn-of-the-century Heritage Home With Spectacular Views Across Nanoose Bay. With Gorgeous Architectural Details Combined With Careful But Extensive Upgrades, This Home Is A Rare Find. Barged Over From Kitsilano In The 1980's & Set On A Modern Foundation, T...

eXp Realty

Nestled In The Heart Of Old City Quarter You Wi...

Photo of Listing #451881

$359,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,034 ft²

Single Family

382 Selby Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451881

Nestled In The Heart Of Old City Quarter You Will Find This Diamond In The Rough! This Home Has Loads Of Opportunity Be It A Holding Property For The Future Or Keep It As An Investment Property For Now With A Few Rentals. Also A Great Opportunity If You Are...

eXp Realty

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

Photo of Listing #451609

$599,900 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)

Stunning Character Home On An Easy-sloping Prop...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #451023

$799,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5 Acres
  • 2,734 ft²

Single Family

6392 Lakes Road, Duncan, BC

MLS® #451023

Stunning Character Home On An Easy-sloping Property With Vistas Of Quamichan Lake,mt Tzouhalem,& Neighboring Vineyards.endless Lawns,established Vegetation,old Pastured Areas & Stands Of Mature Trees Out Back. Many Updates To Electrical,plumbing,& Much More...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

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)

Step Into This English Cottage Style Heritage H...

Photo of Listing #450554

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,226 ft²

Single Family

185 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450554

Step Into This English Cottage Style Heritage Home & Fall In Love With Its Character & Charm! This Home Is The Earliest Known Residence In The Newcastle Townsite Area & Has Had Selectively Chosen Renovations In Order To Keep Its Classic Imprint. The Bright ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Character Home Reflects The Architectural ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #450490

$429,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,176 ft²

Single Family

251 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450490

This Character Home Reflects The Architectural Style Of This Neighbourhood. Its Historical Connection Has Been Enhanced By Tasteful Renovations For Livability And More Space. The Covered Porch Creates A Welcoming Ambiance And Additional Area For Entertainin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ocean View Heritage Home In A Great Location!! ...

Photo of Listing #450075

$469,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,530 ft²

Single Family

140 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #450075

Ocean View Heritage Home In A Great Location!! One Of Ladysmith's Most Well Known Homes Is Now For Sale By Owners Who Have Lived Here Since 1955. Gorgeous Original Hardwood Flooring Through Most Of The Main Floor, Plaster Walls, Glass French Doors, Dining R...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Perfect Home Based Business Or Live/work Space!...

Photo of Listing #449980

$399,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,942 ft²

Single Family

496 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449980

Perfect Home Based Business Or Live/work Space! Character Home With 2 Bed & Den With Full Under-height Basement With Laundry, Extra Toilet, Workshop & Efficient And Cozy Wood Stove. Located Across From Popular University Heights Shopping Center With Amazing...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

*****investment Opportunity In The Old City****...

Photo of Listing #447294

$540,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,767 ft²

Single Family

636 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447294

*****investment Opportunity In The Old City***** This Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaimo Offers Space And Function. A 2 Bedroom Plus Den Legal Suite On The Lower Floor Adds Income And Value To This Smart Investment. The Home Opens Onto A Large ...

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...

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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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