This amazing home is in the Bayou St. John neighborhood in New Orleans. Is everything from New Orleans amazing??? It sure seems so. From Twisted Sifter:
Located in the Bayou St. John neighbourhood of New Orleans is an old gas station from 1918. The property served as a furniture-building shop and jewelry-making studio before being put on the market in 2003 for $120,000. An intrepid artist named Robert Guthrie decided to convert the gas station into a 2,000 square foot home that is now available for rent through airbnb.com.
Note the amazing features:
- Car emblems are used as handles for cabinets and drawers
- Sconces made from old car headlights
- Toilet paper holder is an oil can holder
- One mile to French Quarter
- Subway tiles in bathroom spanning two floors
- Staircase landing made from original hydraulic lift – it once lifted cars so mechanics could get underneath to look at the chassis. (Source)
- Gourmet kitchen
- Rooftop deck and Jacuzzi tub
You can rent this amazing place and it’s not as outrageously expensive as you’d expect: $420/night; $1891/week;$4202/month.
Images via Robert Guthrie