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.


Apartment Week: J Street Lofts

Not yet ready to move to Harrowgate? You will be after reading this.


A Look Inside The Classiest Fairfield Inn You’ve Ever Seen

The Parker Spruce Hotel is dead. Long live the Parker Spruce Hotel!

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Elegant, Loaded Colonial Estate in Lower Gwynedd

A famous story was written here. Now you can add your own.

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Apartment Week: AVE King of Prussia

Take a look around KoP’s luxury resort hotel for the rest of us.

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Elegant 1845 Townhouse in Rittenhouse

Plenty of dignified room for you, your family, and your guests.

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Large Classic Victorian in Wayne

A picture-postcard-perfect house, once three apartments, has become one again.

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Apartment Week: The Umbrella Building

Living large arrives in South Kensington.

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Meet the Designers Who Hit a Home Run for a Phillie

"Trust the vision," they said. He did. And it was beautiful.

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Contemporary Condo Hideaway in Society Hill

Close to the bustle of Head House Square yet far from the noise.


The 5 Most Expensive Rentals in Bucks Right Now

Pleasure domes, classic farmhouses, and some more traditional dwellings. But no barns.


A Piece of the Ardrossan Legacy in Villanova

Four buildings and 17 acres of grandeur in rustic dress.


The Sensory (And Sensual) Side of Design in Old City

From the erotic to the exotic, these exhibits are designed to stimulate your senses.

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A Federal Loft in Society Hill

Classic on the outside, Callowhill on the inside.

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A Designer Show House Lands on Elfreth’s Alley

Past and present play so nice with each other it’s hard to tell the two apart.


French-Inspired Modern Colonial in Haverford

A one-of-a-kind home, just like its 99 other neighbors.