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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.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Split-Level Contemporary in Saw Creek Estates

All you need to pack are your clothes, toiletries and kitchenware. Or rent it out and you won’t even need to pack.

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Spanish Colonial Revival in East Oak Lane

Actually, this house is really a stylistic world tour thanks to the family that rehabbed it over the last 45 years.

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Renewed Victorian in Rittenhouse Square

19th-century elegance and details surround 21st-century creature comforts.

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Just Listed: Updated Alley Trinity in Queen Village

Intimately scaled and located on an intimate alley, this recently updated classic trinity has a ton of contemporary style.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Triple Play in Loveladies

You could rent this house for your vacation. Or you could buy it and become a landlord. Or you could replace it with something bigger and more modern.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Lakeside Contemporary in Milford

It has everything you want in a lakeside getaway. Including a boat.

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Just Listed: Updated Trinityesque House in East Passyunk Crossing

When is a trinity not a trinity? When it’s built like this one is.

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On the Market: Mid-Century Modern Estate Outside New Hope

Amidst the Colonials and converted barns, this house definitely stands out.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Norman-Inspired Chalet in Mount Bethel

It’s nestled in the woods but would look right at home in the ’burbs.

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Just Listed: Rebuilt Victorian in Doylestown

Modern comfort and amenities, classic style, and room to entertain a crowd.


Apartment Construction Is Booming. How Will That Change Philly?

For more than a century, the city’s fundamental building block has been the rowhome. That may soon change.

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Just Listed: Updated Courtyard Trinity in Wash West

Classic and modern at the same time, and located in one of Center City’s nicest gated trinity communities.

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Luxury Apartment/Hotel Combo Begins Leasing in East Falls

The Driftway is the first luxury apartment building with hotel-style service and amenities in the Northwest Philly neighborhood.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Beach Block Victorian Twin Condo in Cape May

Still a traditional Cape May Victorian, but one that got done over in modern Shore style.

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Bi-Level Penthouse Condo in Rittenhouse Square

High ceilings and large windows let the gorgeous sunsets fill this luxurious condo.