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    For sale: Homes with quartz kitchen counters in Needham and Dedham

    These kitchens sparkle with the countertop material that ousted granite as remodelers’ top pick, according to a Houzz study.



    SQUARE FEET 1,600

    CONDO FEE $150 a month (estimated)

    BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market

    PROS This new condo conversion takes up the top two floors of an 1889 two-family house near Needham Center and the commuter rail. At the top of the entry stairs is a new bathroom with step-in shower; to the left, a sunny living room (or bedroom — the layout is flexible) boasts an inviting window bench. The updated kitchen has quartz counters, a farmhouse sink, a breakfast bar, and the new deep-hued hardwood floors found throughout the unit. A laundry closet and sunken dining room are nearby. Another versatile room with good light rounds out the first floor. The top story holds a large carpeted bedroom with an office nook. Includes two tandem parking spots. CONS No garage; driveway is shared with a larger complex in back.

    Preston Hall, Keller Williams Realty, 617-620-5493,

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    SQUARE FEET 2,199

    LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

    BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $469,000 in 2015

    PROSThis 1900 Victorian two-family retains flourishes of the era, like a wraparound porch and dentil molding. In the upstairs unit, the remodeled kitchen has quartz counters, a charcoal herringbone backsplash, and eye-catching black-and-white Kenzzi Paloma floor tiles. From the sink, peek into a full laundry room, which is across the hall from a new full bath with marble tile. The living room is large and bright, and an attached sunroom has a stenciled wood accent wall. There are three bedrooms upstairs, and the fenced-in backyard has artificial turf and a patio. The one-bedroom unit on the first floor has a decorative fireplace and updated kitchen with stainless appliances. CONSAn offer had been accepted as of press time.

    Lanie Hoffman, Coldwell Banker, 617-816-1728,