Sleep in a Gas Station

Two miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans, a funky renovated gas station lures travelers who reject conventional lodging. Although simple on the outside, the rental boasts an eclectically cool interior. Owner and artist Robert Guthrie used his talents to beautifully restore the space, which he calls his “greatest art project.” Gearheads will love the scavenged remnants of the gas station—from car hoods to old pumps—as well as the pieces that pay homage to service stations of yesteryear, such as metal Gulf and Mobile logos. Wide-open spaces, a twisting staircase to the loft, and bold splashes of color (red panther statue, anyone?) make the property an artist’s dream studio. And renters can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Bayou St. John neighborhood from the rooftop deck while relaxing under the umbrella of a bistro table.

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Photo Source: Robert Guthrie

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