51 Crystal Ave – House Renovation Update

Last time I showed you our property on Crystal Ave in Springfield it was being gutted down to the studs.

It is now nearly complete and we will be putting it on the market shortly. This house was a full gut and we are doing new everything… roof, siding, windows, mechanicals, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, third floor expansion, driveway…. you get the picture; everything.

It’s definitely going to be the best house on the street by far. It’s in a part of the city that we don’t do alot of houses in, so selling something in this area will be a new experience for us.

I just realized right now that I never put up any before pics of this house… only some demo pics. So I’m going to post some before pics here. This house was really nasty and you’ll get a sense as to why we chose to do a full gut. I will also post some pics I took of the house from last week as we are getting close to finishing.

Here are the before pics;

51 Crystal Ave Springfield MA Before

Kitchen pic 1

Kitchen pic 2

Hallway leading into Kitchen

Dining Room

Living Room with Spooky writing on the wall

Weird Fake Fireplace in Living Room

First Floor Half Bath

Second Floor Full Bath


Third Floor Attic

Some houses you walk into, take a look around, realize that there isn’t anything worth saving, and you just say “OK, lets gut it”. This was one of them….

Now time for some pictures that are a little more pretty. We removed quite a few walls from the first floor to give this house a great open floor plan.

51 Crystal Ave Springfield MA

Crystal Ave Springfield MA house for sale

New Kitchen Cabinets being installed

Kitchen Breakfast Bar looking into Dining Room

View of Living and Dining Room with Walls Removed

Dining Room

Living Room

View from Front Door looking into Kitchen, Living room and Dining Room

A look at the Staircase leading to 2nd Floor

Check out the Nice Stained Glass Window

Converted 3rd Floor Space

Third Floor Space

View looking down the Stairs from the 3rd floor loft

The converted third floor is coming out very cool. We moved and rebuilt the staircase going up there and made it all open…. almost like a loft. This space could be used as a fourth bedroom, office, den, etc…..

Allright, so this one should be finishing up within a few days. We will stage it and get it for sale. I’ll post some pics of the fully rehabbed house when we’re done.

-Happy Flipping!!


  1. Kevin (GA) says

    Matt; Looks like a brand new home, gut rehab was a must.

    Great Job!

  2. This is looking fantastic! Way to go!

  3. Whoa, those before pics were pretty disconcerting! Great job on the remodelling, it’s shaping up quite nicely.

  4. Wow! That place was a DUMP before you guys came along. What a lot of hard work I’m sure. I’m guessing you had to get 1-800-got-junk in there to clean it out? Phew!

    • Hi Autumn,

      The cleanout was handled by our contractor, his crew, and a bunch of 30 yard dumpsters!!

      It certainly was a DUMP, lol !!

      Thanks for the comments

  5. Good call on the gut job–those “before” photos are nasty. I love the new exterior. It looks awesome, and the neighbors must be thrilled. Those old homes have such great character–like the cool second-floor porch. Nice work.

    • Hi Greg,

      The exterior did come out real nice.

      This house had been empty for 3-4 years and was definetly the neighborhood eyesore.

      Thanks for the comments

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