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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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On the Market: Neotraditional in Chestnut Hill

Built the way they used to build, designed for the way we live today.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Secluded Contemporary Rancher in Honesdale

Nature surrounds this house — literally. And that will save you money on heating and cooling.

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Contemporary Castle in Penn Valley

Is this modern house the harbinger of a new Middle Ages? You be the judge.

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New Construction Condo in Queen Village

This condo is like no other in the neighborhood — or, for that matter, like no other in its building.

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Just Listed: Expanded Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

Refreshed, renewed, and ready for the work-from-home lifestyle.

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Just Listed Down the Shore: Renovated Rancher in Ventnor

A midcentury ranch house gets a modern makeover with an Italian accent.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Eclectic Contemporary in East Stroudsburg

Here, a little rain won’t keep you from having a good swim.

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XXL Luxury Townhouse in Fitler Square

The development that includes this townhouse is called “Extrava” for a good reason.

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On the Market: 18th-Century Farmstead in Avondale

Built in 1720, updated and expanded in 1975, outfitted for life in 2023.

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Just Listed: Historic Colonial in Germantown

Domestic life from 1851 to the present, all contained within its walls.

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Just Listed at the Shore: New Contemporary House in Avalon

This house brings West Coast flair to the Jersey Shore — and channels Avalon’s past.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Contemporary Log Chalet in Greentown

One part Aspen, one part Teddy Roosevelt, all fabulous.

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An Award-Winning Architect’s Home in Wash West

Both the architect and this house got showered with awards. A look inside should tell you why.

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A Place Where Mom and Dad Will Live Like They’re On Vacation

When it comes to senior living, The 501 at Mattison Estate lets residents have it their way.

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Just Listed: Bauhaus House in Penn Valley

Like nothing else you’ve seen in this part of the Main Line.