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People often stroll down the streets of Back Bay wondering what’s behind those glorious front entrances. They have visions of high ceilings, old world grandeur, and breathy elegance.

Frequently, they aren’t disappointed. I have seen a lot of Boston homes but, these glorious spaces still stun me at times.

Parlor living room on Commonwealth Avenue, courtesy of Gibson Sotheby’s.

While many people associate “penthouse” with fabulous, they are often surprised to see that it is actually the parlor or ballroom levels that are the amazing rooms in many brownstones. Those rooms were the public spaces of what were built to be single family homes. They can be just amazing.

Parlor windows on Marlborough Street, courtesy of Compass.

Look at these Back Bay units that include the parlor level.

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