This little gem is located on St. Joseph Island in northern Ontario, Canada – not far from where I am staying for the summer. It is an old school-house repurposed as a tea room and it is up for sale!
My fellow Canadian house aficionado Marie Hunter (who lives part-time on the island) showed me around and the Harmony Tea Room was one of our stops.
Harmony School was a one-room school-house that serviced the immediate area of St. Joseph Island (corner of A Line and I Line roads) from 1899 until 1964.
After the 1960’s the structure was used as a church hall, a seasonal residence, and a pool hall until it was purchased in 2004 and lovingly restored by its current owners – Harold and Pam Cooper (shown below with me in early July 2013)
Ever dreamed of running your own tea house or boutique and having the conveniance of living upstairs? For $525,000, you can have your dream business and live there too!
Located on a prime street in the historic district of Old Colorado City [west of Colorado Springs, Colorado], this charming 1888 bungalow is up for sale!
It is currently being used as a tea house and emporium, but you could go in all kinds of creative directions with this building and the accompanying gardens and patio complete with fountain.
Step into old world elegance and style–built in 1888, this home has original hardwood floors, trim, doors, and stained glass.
– from: www.springshousing.com
I love the idea of an old Victorian used as a business – imagine going to work each day in an 1888 treasure like this!