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This Old New Orleans Gas Station is Now a Quirky, Colorful Home

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Just outside of the beautiful French Quarter district of New Orleans, La., an artist has transformed a vintage gas station into a home like you’ve never seen before.

When Robert Guthrie first set his eyes upon a 1918 gas station in the heart of the city, he knew it would eventually become his next big project. According to Nola.com, he purchased the property in 2003 and immediately began renovations.

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Screengrab via YouTube
Screengrab via YouTube
Screengrab via YouTube

He decided to preserve the all of the quirky characteristics of the 2,000-square-foot building, including the worn concrete floors and the old garage doors that once let in cars for servicing. He also spent time searching for antiques that would fit the theme of his new home, like old gas station pumps, oil can holders and aluminum signage.

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Screengrab via YouTube
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Screengrab via YouTube

 

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In the kitchen, emblems from different types of cars were even used as colorful cabinet pulls.

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Screengrab via YouTube

In the upstairs bathroom, Guthrie used subway tile to showcase the old Gulf Oil sign that was seen posted at gas stations for decades.

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Screengrab via YouTube

Although there are plenty of eye-catching houses across New Orleans and the surrounding gulf coast, there are few other residences as full of character as this one. Click below to see a full tour of Robert Guthrie’s incredibly unique New Orleans home.

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This Old New Orleans Gas Station is Now a Quirky, Colorful Home