Fill ‘er Up! New Orleans Gas Station Turned One-of-a-Kind Home Guaranteed to Rev Your Engine
If you’re a prospective homebuyer looking for a less-traditional abode, this one-of-a-kind residence is sure to get your motor running.
There’s no hiding the fact that the home at 3300 Dumaine Street in New Orleans enjoyed a former life as a gas station. In fact, that’s the entire point. "A lot of old gas stations got torn down," former owner Robert Guthrie told NOLA.com back in 2012. "I was lucky to get one."
Guthrie, a local artist, spent years transforming the historic 100-year-old space into a modern loft, where he lived until his death in 2014.
Today, the 2,225-square-foot home located in the coveted Bayou St. John neighborhood is listed with broker Chris Smith for $649,000. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property is the definition of “open floor plan.” Though the fuel pumps were removed, and the oil stains have been scrubbed from the concrete floors, original nods to the space’s past abound. The thick steel column that supports the staircase leading to the second-floor bedroom once served as a car lift. The handles on the kitchen cabinets were made from car emblems and the bathroom sconces were made from old headlights.
Ready for a look inside? Buckle up and let’s go!