Another Nasty Rehab

We closed on our latest rehab project on Friday located on Gifford St in Springfield. When I first saw this house I thought it was a pretty nice looking cape and would make for an easy rehab….. until I got inside.  The house was trashed! It smelled like a mix of cat piss and dirty diapers. There was trash waist high in the basement, living room and upstairs bedrooms. The roof was leaking so bad that it caved in the ceilings along the back half of the house and caused the hardwood floors to buckle.  Needless to say this is my kinda house!!!

We are going to be doing a complete renovation of this house including adding a full dormer to the second story just like we did at 17 Bessemer St. When we’re done this house will have new siding, windows, roof, electrical, plumbing, heating system, kitchen, bathrooms and flooring…. plus we’ll add the second story dormer which will give us two very large bedrooms and another full bathroom upstairs.

 Have a look at the house:

So what do you think of this place?? I don’t think the camera does it full justice…. you really need to experience all the sights and smells first hand!!


  1. Oy.

    I feel like I need to take a shower after watching the video. Gross.

    My favorite is the recliner in the kitchen. Classy.

  2. That place is a beauty! Do you ever find any good junk in these houses?

    • Hi Scott,

      I can’t tell the good stuff from the junk…. so we usually have an antiques guy come in and he gives us a few bucks to have first dibs. What he doesn’t take goes in the dumpster!

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