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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: Split-Level Cape in Havertown

A midcentury innovation gets incorporated into a popular traditional house type.

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Just Listed: Bayside Contemporary in Harvey Cedars

A masterful contemporary reinterpretation of the Jersey Shore vernacular.

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Just Listed: Italianate McMansion in Packer Park

What was once an unusually large Airlite is now a mini-palace that seeks to one-up the Medicis.

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‘We Bought Our House Without Ever Seeing It’

Buyers who needed to move found ways to do so during the COVID shutdown. Some of the tools they used will also be useful in the months and years ahead.

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Just Listed: Riverside Retreat in Gladwyne

The lot may be small, but the riverfront is huge — bigger even than this house’s many other amenities.

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Just Listed: Rehabbed Twin in Germantown

Loads of space, style and character make this refurbished twin a real standout.

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Just Listed: Timber-Frame Farmhouse in Pipersville

Rustic yet modern, and very eco-conscious.

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Just Listed: Carriage House in Spring Garden

This former stable has become a distinctive handcrafted live/work residence.

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Expansive Colonial in Newtown Square

Like living at the country club, only safer.

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Just Listed: Neocolonial Farmhouse in Chester Springs

Imported from all over the early 19th century and reassembled in this one spot for the 21st.

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Just Listed: Midcentury Modern in Roxborough

Not your typical modern box, this original was designed by noted local modernist architect Frank Weise.

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Restored Brownstone for Rent in Rittenhouse Square

Your chance to live like a Gilded Age baron without the cares of homeownership.

The center-hall Colonial, stripped to its essence, became popular as the Great Depression gave way to World War II. This specimen from 1940 can be found at 639 Twickenham Rd., Glenside, Pa. 19038 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Real Estate

Simple Colonial in Glenside

This home has everything this popular house type should have, nothing it doesn’t need.

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Just Listed: Designer Tudor in Chestnut Hill

A London designer updated this Jazz Age rendition of a classic English house style.

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Just Listed: Renewed Contemporary in Villanova