Available !! Be in for Christmas. Ocean view character and high quality renovations. Excellent value in a spacious and special home. With 3 covered verandas, gorgeous entry foyer, 9′ ceilings, oak & Fir floors, plus Fir trim and details everywhere this home seriously oozes character. Spacious living room with stained glass bay window & Valor gas fireplace. Open dining area with an amazing fully updated modern kitchen with quartz counter and undermount sink, Marmoleum floors and gas range. Main floor den features approved Vintage style Elmira wood fired cook stove and adjacent renovated laundry bathroom combo. Head up the beautiful baluster staircase to the upper floor with 2 large bedrooms that both feature 2 pce ensuite bathrooms & covered balcony’s (great views from the master bedroom). The fully renovated main bathroom up is far from turn of the century with a luxurious feel plus the vintage touch of a claw foot tub. The unfinished basement offers a good ceiling height and lots of room for future development with plenty of window space plus an additional washer dryer hook up and 200 electric service. The furnace and oil tank were replaced in 2006. Just a short drive to Vancouver Island University (VIU). The City of Nanaimo heritage registry states that “Spence House was built for Lucy Spence around 1918 and is a very good example of an eclectic Edwardian design. The sophisticated design has unusual features, most notably the distinctive scalloped inset arch over the second floor balcony’s (front and rear) and the tapered base. The buildings height, mass and location among much smaller, newer and more modest homes makes it a distinctive neighbourhood landmark”. Own a piece of History with vintage style and modern details … a true “Hybrid”. Quick possession is available.