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: Converted Church in Narberth

This house of worship became a one-of-a-kind showcase through a pioneering adaptive reuse project.

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Renovated Victorian in Squirrel Hill

Ever dreamed of living in a Pantone color chart? Now’s your chance.

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Apartment Profile: The Peyton

Live here and you should never experience problems getting hold of your landlord, for it’s right downstairs.

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Just Listed: Custom Tudor/Colonial Hybrid in Gladwyne

"They don’t build ’em like they used to." In some cases, like this one, they build ’em better.


Restored Colonial in Mt. Airy

Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Ashton Tourison is smiling.

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First Look: Condos Coming to Historic Old City Buildings

Nothing industrial about these condominiums except for their past.

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Just Listed: Updated Farmstead in Wallingford

Farmer Charles Smith’s old homestead stands ready to welcome you.


Just Listed: Renewed Historic Mansion in Rittenhouse Square

19th-century style? Check. 21st-century features? Check. Delancey Place address? That too.

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A Gangster’s Hideaway in Pine Hill

Al Capone used this house to escape pressure from the Chicago cops. You will find it a most opulent stress reliever.

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Just Listed: Creekside Cottage in Pipersville

This little beauty comes with its own natural stress reliever.

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Modern Custom Townhouse in Bella Vista

Back in the late 1980s, before they started building houses again, this modern townhouse pushed the envelope. Literally.

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Country Estate in West Grove

This sprawling, spacious manor abounds in vaulted ceilings.

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First Look: New Residential Development in Roxborough

You’ll get great TV reception living in this new subdivision. The houses are pretty snazzy too.

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Just Listed: Another Bauhaus Townhouse in Northern Liberties

Same Gropius style on the outside. More color and warmth on the inside.

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At the Shore: Contemporary with Wraparound Deck in Sea Isle City

Catch the sunrise in the morning from the ocean side of your deck, then head around to the bay side to watch the sunset at night.