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Live in grand luxury on 34th floor of the Ritz

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panoramic northwest sky views stretching from the Common to the Charles River to the Blue Hills and sweeping from the blue-glass Hancock Tower to the golden State House dome.

 

“You get to see all of iconic Boston from here,” said listing agent Myrna Rothman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “It’s beautiful.”

 

It’s just as beautiful not to have to snake through hordes of hotel guests or cram into crowded elevators to get to and from your unit. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Towers have a separate entrance at 2 Avery St. - right around the corner from Washington Street’s shopping, dining and theater corridor - with the same cordial hotel service: a doorman to open the door for you, a 24-hour concierge, valet garage parking for two cars, and fee-paid room service for in-room dining and delivery of a ready-made rollaway guest bed with sheets and towels.

 

Add a discounted membership in the hotel’s 114,000-square-foot Equinox Sports Club with basketball, fitness-training, squash and swimming, 15 percent discounts at the in-house Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, and 10 percent discounts for Ritz hotel stays around the globe, and you’ll be living and dining at the Ritz year-round. (And remember those big-screen movies at AMC Loews Boston Common 19 right on your block.)

 

You’ll also come home to a hotel-like lobby. Designed by Daher Interior Design of Boston, it abounds with sofas, easy-chairs, abstract paintings, blown art-glass sculptures and two elevators with dark wood paneling and translucent backlit onyx corner panels.

 

Like 2 Avery’s around-the-corner Midtown convenience, Residence 34E is one door from the elevators. Its central foyer directly accesses all points: the bedroom section at left; the kitchen, laundry and guest/au pair suite at right; and the great room straight ahead.

 

Guests will be awed by the foyer’s marble floor, crown-molded coffers and wall images of birds and flowering trees, followed by the great room’s coffered beamed ceiling, herringbone-laid cherry floor, classic bookcase with angled corner shelves, dual champagne-glass sconces and granite-benched floor-to-ceiling windows (upholstered at the corner-window) splashing in light. Those windows lay the Boston Common and Public Garden before them like a green carpet to the Back Bay, Theatre District, Beacon Hill, Charles River, MIT and more. The sunsets and Fourth of July fireworks are especially breathtaking backdrops for dinner parties. For private or one-to-one moments, the dining area accesses a balcony.

 

Yet another hotel-like perk: the great room comes fully furnished with classic sofas, easy-chairs, pillows, tables, lamps, ottomans and a dining table, chairs and chandelier - sparing you some move-in costs and hassles.

 

A swing door opens from the dining area to the Poggenpohl kitchen where generous pantry storage initiates the warm wood cabinetry. All appliances – a wood-paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking four-burner gas cooktop and double oven, GE microwave, U-Line wine-cooler, Miele dishwasher - are efficiently grouped around two L-shaped granite counters. A tumbled subway-tile backsplash and tumbled-tile floor add tastes of Italy in a New York context to your cooking.

 

The peninsular counter with a stainless double sink, wine-cooler and wood-paneled dishwasher overlooks the breakfast room for convenient food service, cleanup and retrieval of wine or champagne for city-view enjoyment on the balcony, which the breakfast room accesses.

 

A hall of paneled double-door coat closets and more bird/tree images connects the foyer and kitchen to the closeted GE Profile washer and dryer, the second means of egress, the floor-tiled corner closet plumbed for a powder room and a full bedroom suite. This domestic arrangement is suitable for an au pair or a guest desiring privacy. The marble bath has a full tub/shower.

 

The carpeted bedroom has a deluxe built-in desk flanked by ceiling-high shelves as well as a direct view of Washington Street’s vibrant city life.

 

The west-facing bedroom section begins with a marble shower bath wallpapered in a crisscross pattern against a burgundy-red background. The carpeted pale pink bedroom boasts a full-wall mural themed on Disney’s Cinderella movie. It depicts Cinderella alighting from her ornate coach so Prince Charming can take her through a stone arch to a fairy tale castle.

 

Over the wall-length built-in bookcase is painted a rose-accented banner reading “Always Kiss Me Goodnight.” A similar banner with the name “Nicole” is above the Common-view window. The carpeted pale green nursery-size bedroom has an en suite marble bath, playfully painted and shower-curtained with images of lions, giraffes, parrots and a cockatoo in a jungle.

 

The hall ends at the carpeted master suite. Flesh-toned grasscloth wallcovering permeates the closeted L-shaped dressing hall and the master bedroom, which also has a paneled bed-wall for a classier sleep, shaded swivel-lamps for bedtime reading, a double-door closet of built-ins, and, of course, the grand Common view to wake up to.

 

The master bath boasts the ambiente of an Italian country palazzo with a marble twin-sink vanity, shower and soaking tub, faux marble- block wall treatments and “window” murals of Italian countryside scenes.

 

“This is the premier unit,” said Rothman, who is offering Residence 34E at 2 Avery St. at $6.35 million. “It was the biggest in square footage before others were expanded. Yet it feels more like a house than an apartment with the warmth of a home.”

 

For a private showing, contact Rothman at 617-828-9622 (mobile), 617-267-3500 (office), or myrna.rothman@elliman.com.