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A Century Old Gas Station Becomes a Modern New Home

A Louisiana artist converted an old gas station into a living space.

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One of my favorite things about real estate is discovering how creative people turn existing structures into livable space. This obsession started when Anderson Cooper renovated an old New York firehouse into a trendy loft, and has now come to include a century-old gas station in Louisiana that has been transformed into a trendy home.

The gas station was built in 1918, and is located in Bayou St. John, New Orleans. After changing hands several times and serving as both a furniture workshop and jewelry-making studio, Robert Guthrie, a New Orleans artist bought the property in 2003 for $120,000. He then began the painstaking process of turning the space into a 2,000 square-foot home, which is available to rent on Airbnb.

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The space features quirky details like car emblems as drawer handles, sconces made from old car headlights, and a staircase made from the original hydraulic lift. Guthrie took the time to make sure the details in the home were in line with the original purpose of the structure, and tried to keep as many original details as possible.

The home also features a modern kitchen, rooftop deck and Jacuzzi, so if you are worried about feeling like you are spending the night in an actual gas station, rest easy.

The cost to spend the night in this piece of modified history is $420/night, but that’s a small price to pay for all the amazing Instagrams you will get.

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