Artist Converts 100 Year Old Gas Station Into Home

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.

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

Gas Station motel in New Orleans converted to house

h/t and images via Twisted Sifter / Technosphere on Reddit / Imgur / Times Picayune

Images via Robert Guthrie

 

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