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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Apartment Profile: Presidential City

A luxury resort you can get away to every day of the year.

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Rejuvenated Second Empire House in Doylestown

A historic house with a serious pedigree begins the next chapter in its story.

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New Neotraditional in Chestnut Hill

A striking, simply elegant new house close to everything at the top of the city.

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Updated Dutch Colonial in Springfield

A gracious oasis with a very distinctive split personality.

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Brand-New Starter Condo in Fishtown

This bright, well-equipped condo checks off the three must-have boxes for a property: Location, location, location.


At the Shore: Renovated Victorian in Cape May

Early 20th-century style, rebuilt to last well into the 21st century.

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Guildford Manor in Wyndmoor

A one-of-a-kind English Gothic estate, built in the 20th century but imported from the 16th.

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Just Listed: Renovated Tri-Level Condo in Rittenhouse

A LEED certified, historically sensitive, elegant renovation. $1,000 a square foot and worth every penny.

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Invisible Service Lodging Arrives in Cape May

The Lokal Hotel lets you experience Cape May as though you lived there.

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On the QT: Semi-DIY Designer Tudor in Haverford

A total knockout of a modernist residence, yet deeply respectful of its tradition.

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Rehabbed Twin in Mt. Airy

A solid, workmanlike rehab where they remembered to pay attention to the details.

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At the Shore: Modern Condo Close to the Beach in Margate

So close to the beach, you can taste it. And the good news is you can have it for less than $500K.

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Living in Fishtown: A Neighborhood Guide

A neighborhood where the old-timers and the newcomers get along swimmingly.

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Tricked-Out Split-Level in Elkins Park

The Brady Bunch would absolutely love this place. So will you.

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What You Can Rent for $20K a Month in Philly

Introducing the city’s first ultra-luxury rental penthouses.