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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.


Living in West Chester: A Neighborhood Guide

The biggest college town in the region offers urbane delights and a relaxed pace of life.

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Full-Floor Penthouse at The Ritz-Carlton

“Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.” Well, it did this time.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Rustic Manor in Pocono Pines

Built to handle a horde with ease and situated to please any golfer.

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Just Listed Down the Shore: Carriage House in Avalon

Its builder packed a lot of style and space onto its compact lot.

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With Avira, Schuylkill Yards Welcomes Its First Residents

Brandywine Realty Trust’s second “vertical neighborhood” builds on what the firm learned from its first one.

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Just Listed: Colonial Courtyard Trinity in Queen Village

A private retreat that’s newer than it looks. And it looks even newer on the inside.

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A Work-from-Home Community for Artists in South Kensington

Ray Philly puts art front and center, but everyone’s welcome to visit — or live there.

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Just Listed Down the Shore: Art Deco Condo in Ocean City

A sophisticated, grownup condo in a famously family-oriented resort town.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Lakeside Contemporary in Lackawaxen

Its location, amenities and community make it worth the longer drive from Philly.

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Just Listed: New Victorian Horse Farm in Upper Pittsgrove

You don’t have to love horses to love this nicely outfitted farm, but it helps if you do.

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Just Listed: Updated Victorian Extended Trinity in Bella Vista

Here’s one trinity you won’t outgrow soon. It’s even big on outdoor space.

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Just Listed Down the Shore: Classical Revival in Ventnor

Once a club for powerboat enthusiasts, now a stylishly original waterside residence.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Contemporary in Camelot Forest

Only its setting is rustic.

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Expanded 18th-Century Farmhouse Outside West Chester

True 18th-century charm, even in the 20th-century part.


Modern Traditional Rowhouse in East Kensington

A series of unfortunate events led the couple who bought this Victorian rowhouse to turn it into a blend of traditional, urban loft and modern style.