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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A First Look at 11 Cooper

Inside the first all-new luxury apartment building to rise in Camden in decades.

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Brutalist Precursor in Chadds Ford

Forms so raw, Le Corbusier could have designed them.

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Just Listed: Grand Hilltop Estate in Chestnut Hill

There’s at least one Really Big Name in this really big house’s past.

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Future Showcase Farmhouse Near Pottstown

It’s been more than 60 years since this farmstead got a makeover. Now it’s your turn.

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Renovated Shingle Style House in Germantown

Everything old is new again here, and it all looks fantastic.

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Modern Mediterranean House in Margate

A house for sale that’s so white, you have to wear shades inside.

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Just Listed: Open-Plan House in Newtown Square

The traditional barn form gets remixed for modern living.

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Apartment Profile: The Girard

East Market’s second apartment building raises the bar its first one set.

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Just Listed: Contemporary Split-Level Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

A divine residence with a touch of the diabolical about it.

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A "Little House" With a Big Addition in Perkasie

18th-century charm, wrapped in a huge 1950s package. And the farm works too.

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A True Loft Condo in Hawthorne

Like in the original lofts, there’s room for a second floor under this stylish condo’s 20-foot-high ceiling.

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Modular Construction Could Be the Key to More Affordable Housing in Philly

This form of building can be used to create homes and apartments faster.

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Our First-Ever List of the Philly Area’s Top Real Estate Producers

The 108 best of the best in Philadelphia real estate.

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Just Listed: Historic Double Feature in Burholme

In this case, the whole may be less than the sum of its parts. But both parts await restoration to their original grandeur.

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A Look at This Year’s AKA Rittenhouse Square Renovations

Two more "reverse penthouses," a totally new lobby and a new amenity floor.