This historic St. Pete home comes with a Japanese tea house


A home perfect for anyone who needs a standalone building specifically designed for drinking tea is now on the market in St. Petersburg's Historic Uptown.

Located at 921 15th Ave. N, the 2,175-square-foot bungalow-style home was built in 1926, and comes with three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms. The home also features two oversized porches, a vintage claw bathtub, a detached studio with air-conditioning, a pool, and best of all a Japanese teahouse, also known as a chashitsu.

Popular in the 15th century, chashitsus were often built by samurais and monks as way to impress guests and also to practice the Buddhist act of tea ceremony, which is grounded in the Zen philosophy. Based on the listing, this particular tea house seems to be mostly used for grilling and bonfires, which some would argue is also a great way to a reach a state of calm. It also comes with running water and electricity.

The house is currently asking $795,000 and the listing agent is Steven Burk of Keller Williams Tampa Central.

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