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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At the Shore: Early-1900s Beach Block House in Ventnor
Big, bold, beautiful, totally modern and totally traditional, all at the same time.
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.
Expanded Rowhouse in Point Breeze
A local realtor’s first foray into development built a big new house around a modest old one.
Just Listed: Off-Center-Hall Colonial in Chestnut Hill
An early-20th-century architect’s first work jazzes up a traditional house style.
Fixer-Upper Extended Trinity in Logan Square
A historically certified house that puts all of Center City at your doorstep.
Just Listed: Expanded Colonial in Fort Washington
A simple, modest colonial has become a simply stunning modern-yet-traditional house.
Just Listed: Your Future Second Home Outside Albrightsville
You will have plenty of room to stretch out and first-class amenities at this one-of-a-kind resort community.
Just Listed: Modern Traditional Row House in Grad Hospital
Behind a classic South Philadelphia facade lies a thoroughly modern and luxurious row house.
Just Listed: Norman-Inspired “Carriage House” in Haverford
Like every other Haverford Reserve house on the outside, but like no other on the inside.
Just Listed: Modern Victorian Expanded Trinity in Queen Village
Older than 1920 on the outside, almost a century newer than it on the inside.
Just Listed: Renewed Rowhouse in South Kensington
The stylish first fruits of an architect’s labor can now be yours.
Just Listed: Jazz Age Colonial in Villanova
A professional-quality DIY makeover made this house more like itself and very modern at the same time.
Just Listed: Renovated Alley Trinity in Bella Vista
It’s not for everyone, but this handsome little house just might be for you.
Just Listed: Townhouse with Large Backyard in Fairmount
Funky, charming, authentically Victorian and modern, all at the same time.
Your Guide to Spending a Great Day in Germantown and Mount Airy
If you’ve got a day to spend in these historic Northwest Philly neighborhoods, here’s an itinerary to get you started.