SOLD 178 Bryden Street Nanaimo



Nanaimo Character Home

This grand residence steeped in history, sits majestically on a corner lot which was once a part of the Sloan Estate. In years past, this Newcastle Townsite area developed into Nanaimo’s most exclusive residential neighborhood. Its proximity to the heart of Nanaimo, waterfront walkway and marinas ensure its lasting allure. One of the finest features of this home is the outdoor space. A charming sunroom overlooks the huge sundrenched patio where mature trees and perennials border the rear of the property. In this private oasis, bursts of colour are provided by numerous plants. The home embraces old world beauty with nostalgic touches such as the front door’s peek-a-boo window, glass door knobs, kitchen cooling cupboard, coved ceilings, plaster walls and built-in ironing board. There are original light fixtures in many rooms and original tile flooring in the bathroom.

Most of the main level flooring under the carpets are inlaid oak hardwood. From the gracious living and dining rooms to the cozy den with fireplace and cheery breakfast room, this home exudes charm throughout. For convenience there are two bedrooms on the main floor as well as two bedrooms upstairs. The basement includes a laundry area and numerous rooms for storage. Access to the two car garage is from this level. Added features include an alarm system and newer hot water tank. This is a rare opportunity to own a character home in an established neighborhood steps from the ocean. All data and measurements are approximate and must be verified if important.

The Neighbourhood

Brechin Hill Waterfront View

Brechin Hill

This neighbourhood is known for its fantastic ocean views, as it’s located near Departure Bay. With Brechin Hill’s proximity to the BC Ferries terminal many different areas are also easily accessible, such as Newcastle Island. Properties in Brechin Hill are mostly residential, including a few luxury homes. The steep roads and elevated feeling of this neighbourhood provide amazing views of the surrounding areas and nearby ocean.


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JIM MILLER REALTOR®, Personal Real Estate Corporation

REALTOR®, Personal Real Estate Corporation
First licensed in 1978, Jim owned and managed Miller Realty from 1982 until selling the business in 1994. Continued education and a keen interest in technological changes in the Real Estate industry have kept Jim’s skills at a high level through his career. With extensive community and corporate contacts, Jim has consistently achieved award winning sales production. Jim offers his experience and energy to make buying and selling a positive and successful experience for his clients. Jim joined RE/MAX of Nanaimo in late 2012 and has achieved the prestigious “Platinum Club” each year. RE/MAX is Nanaimo’s leading real estate company with dominant market share. Contact Jim today at [email protected]