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Sandy Smith

Home and Real Estate Editor

Sandy Smith is Philadelphia magazine’s Home and Real Estate editor. A Kansas City native, he has called Philly home for more than 35 years. He reports on houses for sale, condos for sale, apartments for rent, new construction, development and trends in the Greater Philadelphia real estate market.

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Just Listed: Renewed Federal Townhouse in Society Hill

Early and modern American style play nice with each other.

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Just Listed: Upside-Down Modern Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

Like no other modern townhouse you’ve seen, with a work of art at its heart.

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Just Listed: Expanded Trinity in Bella Vista

Convenient, comfortable and flexible.


Living in Northern Liberties: A Neighborhood Guide

The city’s first industrial suburb has become a post-industrial hot spot.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Contemporary Log House in Lake Ariel

Rustic coziness meets modern style and amenities in The Hideout.

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New Construction Modern Colonial Farmhouse in Ambler

A minimalist modern house inside a traditional shell.


Real Estate Showdown: A Colonial Rowhouse vs. A Historic Farmhouse

The asking price: $750,000. Both the city rowhouse and Quakertown farmhouse date back to the 18th century.

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Just Listed: Updated Extended Trinity in Wash West

Traditional 19th-century charm combined with 21st-century amenities and lots of space.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Updated Contemporary in Pocono Lake

Airy on the inside, full of things to do and see on the outside.

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English Country Manor in Haverford

An elegant, nicely outfitted mix of Cotswold, Tudor Revival, colonial America and modern comfort.

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Just Listed: Renovated Rowhouse in Grad Hospital

A traditional classic shell hides a totally modern residence on the inside.

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On the Market: Bi-Level Condo in Fitler Square

From a home for a holy man to a “Holy cow!” condo.

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In the Poconos: Lakeside Lodge on Lake Wallenpaupack

This spacious, luxurious house looks like new because it actually is new.

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Just Listed: Renewed Workingman’s Rowhouse in Powelton Village

Bright, spacious, beautiful, functional, and well cared for.

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East Falls Gets Its First Hotel

A look at the ROOST Kelly Drive, inside The Driftway.