Tornadoes and Rhinebeck Ave Rehab Finishing Up – House Flip Update

Well it has been a pretty eventful week here in Springfield MA. After enjoying a lovely Labor Day weekend we got hit by a Tornado that rolled right through the heart of Springfield. The storm demolished houses, ripped off roofs and siding, cleared trees and knocked out power for days.

Amazingly, with all the properties we own in and around Springfield, none of our houses were damaged. I can’t believe it…… if the tornado had been just a few blocks north or south of it’s actual path we would have taken quite a few direct hits.

Thanks to everyone who emailed and messaged us on Facebook making sure we were OK. Dominic still doesn’t have power at his house but things could have been a lot worse for us.

Now onto some business:

We are almost done with the rehab at 84 Rhinebeck Ave in Springfield and it is coming out beautiful!!!

As of right now we just need to get the inside cleaned and staged and the home will be ready to go on the market.

This is really a prime property; 4 bed 2 full bath Cape located in an awesome neighborhood.

In total the project took about 6-8 weeks. We had to do quite a bit of work including repairing some major water damage. We did all new flooring throughout, new walls, new kitchen, 2 new baths, new plumbing, new lighting, new trim, new doors, new windows, fresh paint and a bunch of other stuff……

Here it is almost done: (you can see all the Before pics HERE)

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View from Front Entrance, Living Room looking into Kitchen

Rhinebeck Ave Kitchen

Kitchen 2


We did a full gut of the kitchen. The new kitchen features granite countertops, 16×16 tile floor, tile backsplash, Fridgedaire Gallery line stainless steel appliances, cherry finish cabinets, and new recessed lighting.

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In the living room we added all new Bamboo Hardwood flooring, new recessed lighting, new ceiling fan, and crown molding.

Eat In Kitchen Area

Full Bath 1

Tiled Tub Surround in First Floor Bath

Full Bath 2

Tiled Tub Surround in Bath 2


We fully gutted both bathrooms and added new Euro style vanities in a nice dark Java finish. Both tub surrounds were tiled and a beautiful tile inlay was added.

First Floor Bedroom

Second Floor Bedroom

Huge Open Basement Ready to be Finished


We added bamboo hardwood flooring to the first floor bedrooms. The second floor bedrooms have a nice Berber carpeting.



Well there it is. I will get some new photos up once we have it staged. The home is sure to look even more awesome after the staging!!!!


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  1. WOW! This is awesome. This rehab turns out very well. Matt, where do you get your kitchen cabinets and appliances? They’re fabulous. Thanks for the updates, I LOVE IT.

    • Hi Deen,

      Thanks for the compliments on our rehab.

      We get all our cabinets from a local cabinet shop here in Springfield.
      All our appliances come from Lowes.

  2. Nice Rehab! I’m glad to hear you dodged the bullet with that tornado.

    Great choice on the floors. Here’s a tip: don’t ever lay bamboo floors over a slab that has any kind of moisture whatsoever. Ask me how I know. Bamboo is like a weed and will draw in even the smallest amount of moisture and begin to buckle. Or, then again, maybe my installer just didn’t know what he was doing.

    • Hey Danny,

      Sounds like your installer may not have used a proper vapor barrier between the bamboo floor and the concrete slab. That should have kept the moisture away!

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