When it comes to living situations, everyone is different. Some choose to live in massive houses that have all the fixings, and others thrive in a smaller, more practical space. Others prefer to spend their money traveling rather than spending it on a high mortgage or rent. The same goes for location. We all have our different preferences when it comes to where we are going to live.
When Robert Guthrie told his family that he was going to purchase a 100-year-old run-down gas station, they obviously balked at the idea.
But soon, they learned that Robert wasn’t so wrong about the idea and he was showing off his treasure, which even reporters had taken interest in.
The gas station, which was 2,000 square feet, was plenty of space to live in, but the thought of transforming such a building into a home was unthinkable to most, until Robert proved them wrong and turned the space into a lovely home.
The home, which can be viewed in the video below, certainly has traces of the life it had before, as there are plenty of gasoline references. Prior to its life as Robert’s home, the space was known as Sinclair Gasoline, and the is evident in the many relics that still remain in the building.
The outside of the building still has the well-known “Sinclair Gasoline,” sign on it, and there is even an old pump on display in his home. It’s definitely eclectic with retro decor inside, including unique sculptures hanging from the walls. It’s no surprise that Robert is an artist and he admits that this is his biggest art project yet.
“I was able to incorporate items involving cars and gasoline and stuff like that,” said Robert. “I just love the old wooden tressels that hold the roof.”
The space is an open concept with bright red floors and a very modern kitchen. The pulls on all the cabinets are emblems that have been removed from cars in the past. To keep with the “car” theme, Robert purchased a bunch of toy cars and had a front coat them in resin before he framed them and lit up the bottoms of cars with bulbs.
The bathroom is a masterpiece complete with a jacuzzi tub and sconces that are made out of car headlights. The toilet roll holder is actually an oil can holder but it manages to fit toilet paper rolls perfectly. The tile in the bathroom runs up to the second floor, where a giant gasoline emblem is shown in yellow. The staircase and landing is made of the old hydraulic
The staircase and landing are made of the old hydraulic lift that was used to prop the cars up. The upstairs bedroom completes the art project with the front bumper of a vehicle jutting out from the wall over the bed.
“When I first bought it, my son thought I was crazy for wanting to live in a gas station,” said Robert, who was excited when he found out he scored the space.
While the outside of Robert’s home doesn’t look like much, the inside is a complete masterpiece.