Artist Converts Century-old Gas Station into Home
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.
The amazing conversion features a ton of fascinating accents and details such as:
– Original wooden trusses
– Car emblems are used as handles for cabinets and drawers
– Sconces made from old car headlights
– Toilet paper holder is an oil can holder
– Subway tiles in bathroom spanning two floors
– Staircase landing made from original hydraulic lift
Other features include a modern kitchen, rooftop deck and Jacuzzi tub. Pricing starts from $420/night or; $1891/week or; $4202/month. Be sure to check out the original listing on airbnb.com.
For a great story on the conversion process and the construction challenges faced, be sure to read the article by Doug MacCash for the Times-Picayune.
Video Tour with Owner Robert Guthrie
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