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units worthy of its name – is 100 percent serviced with a 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet parking, landscaping and snow/refuse removal, two elevators and two exemplars of Boston Uncommon: complimentary coffee, tea and breakfast every morning in the common library/clubroom and direct access to Prudential/Copley Mall shopping and dining without getting caught in the rain.


After that shopping spree or night out on the town, the unit offers a warm-and-dry “welcome home” with automatic sconces that flash on at the moment of entry.


Trimmed with classic crown moldings, baseboards, milled door casings, two double-door coat closets and a polished hardwood floor continuing into the common areas, the stately foyer hall sets the tone for the class to come.


A crossroad offers a convenient choice between depositing one’s groceries in the kitchen on the left and hitting the sack in the bedrooms on the right.


The gourmet kitchen is equally convenient, handily configured with two L-shaped granite counters encompassing all stainless appliances and paneled cabinets. The wall counter incorporates a four-burner gas cooktop and one of two ovens (the other is stacked with a microwave at the left). It is complemented with a granite backsplash.


The other counter ends in a peninsular projection with a kitchen-side sink and a raised breakfast bar overlooking the dining area for food service and cleanup convenience.


The light at the end of the hall invites entry into the sweeping open-concept living-dining room where cove-lit tray ceilings distinguish each space and a succession of oversized casement window banks runs along the wall and around the corner, filling the airy space with light and proffering a panorama of the Back Bay’s bustling business district. The area runs the gamut from the Prudential Tower’s landscaped courtyard to MIT across the Charles to the Christian Science Center’s iconic reflecting pool, graceful fountain and majestic Mother Church dome.


The clear southwestern view down Huntington Avenue yields the Blue Hills on the horizon, which are stunning at sunset.


Just as stunning is the tiger-maple paneling with built-in bookcases and curio cabinet surrounding the mahogany/granite mantel of the faux log gas fireplace that flames up with the flick of a switch.


The glazing of the curio cabinet curves around the corner toward the study – an out-of- the-way space quietly walled off from kitchen clatter and boasting the best Blue Hills/Christian Science view in the house. It can be converted into a third bedroom.


A powder room with faux white marble tile floor, oval pedestal sink and high chair rail begins the bedroom section. The hall equally accesses the master suite on the left and the second-bedroom suite on the right.


The carpeted, tray-ceilinged master bedroom is served by a roomy walk-in closet of built-ins and two faux marble master baths so partners’ schedules won’t clash if the northeastern corner exposure wakes both up at once. One bath has an air-jet soaking tub and a standup shower; the other has a shower, a coat closet and a linen closet.


The carpeted second bedroom features a view contrasting the modernism of Back Bay skyscrapers up close with the historicism of the Pine Street Inn and Holy Cross Cathedral towers in the distance. Its two double-door closets are built in with drawers, shelves and coatrack units. The en suite bath is tiled in faux marble and complete with a full tub/shower. This bedroom connects to a storage corridor built in with a unit of shelves, cabinets and an arranging counter, which can be rebuilt as a small workstation. The corridor provides a second means of egress to the common hall.


No time for breakfast? Take either of two oak-veneered elevators to the second-floor library/clubroom where breakfast is catered every morning to all residents at no extra charge and a catering kitchen is handy for private parties.


While enjoying pastry, fruit, cereal, coffee or tea, pause to bask in the splendor of soaring ceilings, crown moldings with curved friezes, towering paneled pilasters, picture-frame wall moldings, a brushed-aluminum abstract sculpture, and mouthwatering photorealist still-lifes of apples by Canadian artist Alexander Sheversky. His paintings of tulips grace the mirror-paneled elevator lobby. The main lobby’s coffered ceiling and parting smile from the doorman continue your elegant exit to busy Boston.


Offered at $6.9 million, Unit 10B at 100 Belvidere St. offers a new “view” on city living: luxury, loftiness, light, landscape and location all in one fell swoop, making it 10- to-1 that it will be 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.