The Mandarin Oriental Boston in the beautiful and popular Back Bay is not only a five-star hotel – the Mandarin also provides some of the best upscale condominium living the city has to offer.

Have you ever stayed at a deluxe hotel suite, felt sad when it was time to check out and then went back to your hum-drum home? Perhaps you found yourself wishing that that lush and luxurious suite with unparalleled sweeping vistas was your home.

Well, wish no more because now is the time to make one of the finest havens of luxury in New England your new home.

The Mandarin Oriental Boston in the beautiful and popular Back Bay is not only a five-star hotel – the Mandarin also provides some of the best upscale condominium living the city has to offer.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., has an exclusive unit for sale. In a building comprised of absolutely splendid domiciles, Unit E9-A stands out well above the rest.

Tony Guthrie and Sharon Mabile - Team Guthrie Mabile of Robert Paul Properties, has listed this magnificent seven-room home on the ninth floor in this 14-story boutique building, designed by CBT Architects in 2008, for $13,500,000.

Guthrie calls it a “one-of-a-kind” home. He says it is a “great, sophisticated residence.” With a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere, the perfect blend of luxury and style, every inch of its 3,500 square feet of front-to-back living space is the epitome of what fine living is all about.

The world-renowned interior designer William Hodgins, who originally had a hand in creating this wonderful masterpiece says, “I never like just filling a room with furniture and accessories – I like to make the shell right first.”

A thoughtfully laid out open floor plan boasts three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms with commanding views of Boston skyline, the Charles River, the Back Bay and Cambridge from the abundance of large floor-to-ceiling windows in every room of this magnificent residence. You can even get a nice view of the Boston Marathon finish line without having to cram in with the hordes of people hoping to get a look at who wins.

The living room is a spacious gathering place accentuated by a cultured coffered ceiling at least 10 feet high, a finely-detailed hardwood floor, tall pillars underscoring grand openings and a span of windows on two walls with amazing views.

At one end, a large fireplace with a beautiful marble surround takes center stage around a cozy sitting area. There is plenty of room to create other intimate spaces as well (26 x 21-feet in size) for entertaining – perhaps adding a grand piano, a table and chairs for afternoon tea or other comfortable seating arrangements.

Sublime, beautiful and inspiring, perhaps this stately room that is reminiscent of another era could have been transformed into a splendid ballroom to enjoy an evening of dancing.

Adjacent to the living room is a sophisticated dining room (21 x 15-feet in size). A crystal chandelier elegantly hangs from the cultured coffered ceiling over a space that fits a grand table and chairs for fireside dining. The fireplace has a beautiful marble surround while the views from the window sparkle with the city nightlights.

The kitchen, often considered the heart of the home, is upscale, modern and sleek, sizeable enough to add a small table and chairs for informal meals and coffee-klatches. The stainless steel appliances pop against the abundance of burgundy cabinets with white countertops and back splashes.

The chefs and bakers in the home will enjoy creating meals on the eight-burner Wolf professional-grade gas range and double oven with a restaurant-quality vent overhead. Among the other appliances are a microwave wall oven and a super-sized Sub-Zero refrigerator with a burgundy front panel.

Double doors open from the marble-floor hallway into a carpeted library/den/office. Built-in shelves of various sizes, ideal for maintaining a book collection and displaying favorite curios, add visual interest.

This room also adjoins the living room through a single door opening. Considering the location of this flexible space and position of two additional double door openings, it could easily become an extension of the master suite.

The master suite is spacious, bright and filled with comfort. The en suite bath is a treasure, featuring a large walk-in glass enclosed shower and a relaxing Swedish soaking tub, complete with a window view of the outside world that might have you forgetting there is a comfortable bed awaiting you not too far away. For those upcoming cold nights, your feet will stay warm thanks to the radiant heated bathroom floor.

The other two bedrooms are also generously sized, outfitted with large closets, enjoying great views (one overlooks the courtyard and the Prudential Center) and have well-appointed en suite bathrooms.

Spacious closets, a laundry room and a powder room make their way around the warm and welcoming marble-tiled foyer and hallway.

This home also comes with two deeded parking spaces.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental offer a care-free lifestyle blending the best of both worlds: the comforts of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities, exclusive facilities and immediate services provided by a dedicated team of full-time Mandarin Oriental trained staff.

Some of the treats include 24-hour concierge, valet, maintenance, housekeeping and security to manage your daily life; rapid response, repair requests and artisan recommendations for property management; 24-hour in-residence dining and catering from the three hotel restaurants, one of which is the French-inspired bistro Bar Boulud; and access to the Residences Elite programme.

An urban oasis of complete calm awaits you at The Spa – offering a comprehensive range of holistic treatments based on the union of modern techniques and Eastern traditional therapies for body, mind and spirit. Multiple treatment rooms include two couples’ suites;

a men’s and women’s quartz crystal steam room, vitality pool, hot showers; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a spa café and boutique.

For the business minded, the 10,000 square-foot meeting space with fabulous views of Boylston Street includes three additional function rooms and catering for up to 600 guests. Creating a Mindful Meeting by incorporating wellness elements into every meeting, ensure participants feel less stressed, more inspired, ready to focus and fully engaged so that you can hit the targets and achieve your objectives.

The location of the Mandarin is ideal – right in the heart of Back Bay within easy walking distance to many local attractions – where the contemporary and the historic seamlessly intermingle.

Newbury Street is dotted with fashion boutiques, while nearby Beacon Hill and South End neighborhoods offer some of the city’s finest antique and décor galleries. The Prudential Center at the base of the Prudential Tower and Copley Place are distinctive shopping destinations, as well. The city offers a spectrum of international dining options, including the famed local clam chowder.

For outdoor pleasure, take a stroll along the historical Commonwealth Avenue Mall, featuring a path through trees and grassy areas speckled with park benches and iconic statues or enjoy gliding across the beautiful Charles River on a colorful sailboat. Make a visit to Fenway Park, which is the most beloved and oldest Major League baseball park in the country. Although you won’t see many of your old-time favorite ball players, the park still features a manually operated scoreboard on the left-field wall in addition to the contemporary electronic scoreboards.

For a personal showing of this exclusive home, contact Tony Guthrie and Sharon Mabil – Team Guthrie Mabile of Robert Paul Properties at office: 508-945-5553 or Mobile: 508-246-3236 or 508-776-4645.