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: Sunny Modern Condo in Rittenhouse

A perfect blank canvas on which to paint your own vision.

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Turn-of-the-Century Manor in Elkins Park

The owners of this house had the good sense not to mess with the genuine article.

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Just Listed: Wesley Emmons’s 19th-Century Gem in Rittenhouse

A glimpse into the life of a truly unique individual.

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Historic Riverview Farm Estate in Swarthmore

A coal and oil baron built a house so grand, it has two addresses.

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Brand-New Three-Flat in Sharswood

A chance to get to the future first for free (so to speak).

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Classic Farmhouse in Andorra

The farms may be gone, but this late addition to the city’s stock of farmhouses remains.

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Tom Knox’s High-Floor Condo in Rittenhouse

Half a floor full of Art Deco style, plus a breathtaking view.

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A First Look at The Atlantic

Rafael Viñoly’s newest Philadelphia project - and you don’t have to spend $22 million to live in it.

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Unique Contemporary in Fort Washington

Another original home on a street that’s full of them.


Luxurious Cape Cod in Newtown

A sprawling resort house surrounded by history and charm.

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Early Victorian in Chestnut Hill

Life in old Wissahickon Heights, updated for today.

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How to Navigate Philadelphia’s Fast-Moving Real Estate Market

Including house hunting tales, tips for buyers, the state of the market, and the region’s hottest neighborhoods.

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House Hunting in Philly: How This Retired Couple Found Their Ideal Co-op

Donna and Joe Cassidy wanted a place in the city where they could live in comfort.

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House Hunting in Philadelphia: How These High-End Buyers Found the Perfect Estate

Chip and Allison Brady take us inside their search for the perfect home for entertaining.

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Has Philly Real Estate Peaked?

Analyzing the trends with real estate whiz Kevin Gillen.