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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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Private Listing: Deco-fied Colonial in Gladwyne

A vision in black and white, being offered in an off-the-market private placement.

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Just Listed: Rehabbed Vintage Row House in Rittenhouse

Restored 19th-century style using 21st-century materials.

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Why Affluent Philadelphians Are Choosing to Rent Instead of Buy

It’s one reason for the apartment building amenities arms race we’re seeing around Philadelphia.

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Just Listed: Neotraditional Farmhouse in Glenmoore

Built for 21st-century living, this handsome house channels the early 19th century beautifully.

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Just Listed: Renewed Richard Neutra House in Jeffersonville

The work of a midcentury modern master gets a respectful restoration and update.

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Just Listed: Efficient Studio Condo on Rittenhouse Square

Further proof that good things come in small packages.

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Newer Shingle Style Mansion in Malvern

Built in 2003, looks like 1903, comfort like 2019.

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Apartment Profile: A First Look at One Ardmore

At last, Ardmore gets the apartment building it’s waited more than a decade for.

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Just Listed: Modern 2-Story Penthouse in Rittenhouse

Stunning modern style in a soaring neo-Classical shell.

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What Tradeoffs Will Tax Abatement Reform Bring?

A 2018 study finds the city collects less in the long run from any of the proposed changes.

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Just Listed: Historic Horse Farm Outside New Hope

You now have the opportunity to live in the longtime estate of one of the first families of Pennsylvania.

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Spacious Contemporary in Wash West

Big house, big style, small footprint.

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Just Listed: Revolutionary Manor in West Chester

A house as old as America has kept up with the country’s evolution.

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Just Listed: Hidden Castle in Queen Village

One of Philly’s top interior designers makes an impressive personal statement. You now have the chance to make it your own.

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Normandy-Style Mansion in Penn Valley

Let this grand house entertain you and your friends. You’ll all have a real good time.