"Plumtree Road" New Project Underway


We just started renovations on our newest project on Plumtree Rd in Springfield. This is a great location in a neighborhood known as East Forest Park, just around the corner from our house on Hartford Terrace. This is an easy project compared to most of our other rehabs…. no fire damage, no leaking roofs, no full gut…. just a light rehab that will take less than two weeks. I guess this is one of those light cosmetic jobs I have been looking for.

We have been working on buying this property for over a year. I first spoke with the owner in February of 2008. The owner lived in Arizona and flew up to show me the house. We were pretty close to making a deal with her at that time… then she found out she may be transferred back up to Springfield for work and she decided to hold onto the house. Thanks to Dominics persistent follow up we were the first ones on her mind when she realized she would not be coming back to Springfield and she needed to get rid of the house!!


It’s a nice Cape with a huge backyard, similiar to our house on Bessemer St. This house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. We will be painting the outside, updating the second floor bath, putting on a roof, doing some sheetrock repairs, refinishing the hardwoods, repairing some water damage from a leaking pipe, and painting everything.    Heres some more photos:


Dining Room


Living Room




First Floor Bathroom




Second Floor Bathroom


Second Floor Bedroom


Second Floor Bedroom


Open Staircase




First Floor Bedroom


High Effeciency Furnace


Tankless Water Heater

You’ll notice that the kitchen ceiling is laying on the kitchen floor in the above pictures. There was a steady leak from the upstairs bathroom sink supply line that caved in the kitchen ceiling.

The good thing is this house already had a brand new high efficiency furnace and tankless water heater installed, those are big ticket items that we don’t have to address.

We don’t have a huge budget on this one so it’s not going to be as decked out as Bessemer, but it will still look real sharp when we’re done!


  1. Cool house. I like the F/P. Looks like you scored on that bath vanity too. Those original tubs are huge, huh?Personally I think the facade is screaming for a gable over the porch but I’m not sure if thats “in” with the Cape Cod architecture. Cool project.

  2. Compared to your other houses this should be simple for you. As my dad always says though “Nothing is ever easy”. Never a bad idea to keep that in mind 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the final product

  3. This house has a lot of character. I can’t wait to see it all shined up!

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