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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: Mid-Century Modern Country Manor in Spring City

Cross a ranch house with a medieval castle and the result might look a lot like this.

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Just Listed: Modern Traditional Extended Trinity in Fairmount

Maybe it’s a trinity. Maybe it isn’t. Whatever it is, it’s fabulous.

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Just Listed: Martha Graham Cracker’s Hangout in Queen Village

You could delight thousands of cabaret fans by reviving this storied performance space while you live over it. Or you could do something else with it.

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Colonial Farmhouse Mansion in Berwyn

19th-century on the outside, 21st-century on the inside, with oodles of space inside and out.


Just Listed: Updated Extended Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

This trinity presents a traditional face to the street but has a modern soul thanks to a total makeover.

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Buyers in the ’Burbs Find Themselves Priced Out, Too

Persistent low inventory and rising interest rates deliver a double whammy.

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The New Sixers Arena Could Be a Huge Win for All Involved

The right site for an arena and a shot in the arm for the Fashion District and its surroundings.

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On the Market: Convertible Stable in Fitler Square

Why not hire the architect whose office this is now to turn it into the home you’ve always wanted?

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Just Listed: Extended Trinity in Northern Liberties

A trinity with yards in front and back, plus three rooms on its main floor: What a concept!

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At the Shore: Early-1900s Beach Block House in Ventnor

Big, bold, beautiful, totally modern and totally traditional, all at the same time.

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In the Poconos: Custom Traditional Contemporary on Lake Wallenpaupack

Modern on the outside, Main Line lite on the inside, with a terraced pathway that lures you to the lake.

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Expanded Rowhouse in Point Breeze

A local realtor’s first foray into development built a big new house around a modest old one.

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Just Listed: Off-Center-Hall Colonial in Chestnut Hill

An early-20th-century architect’s first work jazzes up a traditional house style.

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Fixer-Upper Extended Trinity in Logan Square

A historically certified house that puts all of Center City at your doorstep.

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Just Listed: Expanded Colonial in Fort Washington

A simple, modest colonial has become a simply stunning modern-yet-traditional house.