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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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A Look at Maybrook

Urban convenience and suburban spaciousness wrapped up in one spectacular package.

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Just Listed: Modern Colonial in Germantown

A totally contemporary classic in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods.

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Picturesque English Villa in Rydal

Here’s your chance to live in one of Wilson Eyre’s last masterworks.

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Just Listed: Rehabbed Expanded Row House in Pennsport

All-new faded glory in a throwback that’s totally au courant.


Living in Northern Liberties: A Neighborhood Guide

The city’s first industrial suburb is now one of its coolest places to live.


Rambling Riverside Manor in New Hope

One house made from two blends two styles into one.

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A First Look at The Kelly

Step One towards a Bala Avenue revival: Add residents.


Who’s Building Philly: Tom Bentley

A carpenter-turned-builder has thrived for 45 years by knowing what buyers want.

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Just Listed: Moderne Colonial in Germantown

This modest-looking beauty is much bigger on the inside.

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Edward Smith Estate in Gwynedd Valley

This huge mansion could become the bed-and-breakfast inn of your dreams.

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Just Listed: Designer Condo in Northern Liberties

Need inspiration on what to do with a gray box? Check out what this condo’s designer owner did.


38-Foot-Tall "Skyscraper" Wins AIA Housing Award

Brewerytown’s slender Tiny Tower packs a lot into a little space.

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Just Listed: Sunny Bi-Level Condo in Society Hill

Bright and airy, this condo boasts clean, contemporary style with a classic touch.

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A Look at the Asbury Ocean Club

Jersey Shore luxury for urbanites. Its New York-based developer bets it will lure you away from Seven Mile Island.


Expanded Tudor Revival Mansion in Villanova

This elegant house has one hell of an addition tacked onto it.