Robert Guthrie decided to do something bold. When he told his young son they were going to live in a gas station, even the little boy thought he was crazy. Still, Robert went ahead and bought the run-down gas station, nearly 100 years old, just outside of the French Quarter in New Orleans. What he did with it is jaw-dropping. Robert turned the 2,000-square-foot space into his proud home. However, he did so while also paying homage to the space’s prior life as Sinclair Gasoline. Everywhere in the house, you can see little touches of its past history. From the toy car decorations to the oil can holder turned toilet paper holder in the bathroom.
Robert added a roof deck, hydraulic-lift turned staircase, jacuzzi, and full modern kitchen. This just goes to show that we’re not limited to the options presented to us. Sometimes a regular house won’t do, and it’s creative folk like Robert who make the world a tad bit more interesting.
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