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A look inside this year’s high-end models

A mock-up for One Dalton, with projected views, is set up at the Four Seasons Hotel.
A mock-up for One Dalton, with projected views, is set up at the Four Seasons Hotel. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)

Look now, because unless you’re rich, you may never again get to see what it looks like inside one of the multimillion-dollar condos springing up around Boston these days.

Actually, many of these fancy homes aren’t finished yet, so you’ll be viewing the next-best thing: a model unit. There’s an art to staging these high-end condos — sometimes off-site — from their gleaming kitchens and bathrooms to the jaw-dropping views many of them promise (often shot by drones). The models are fabulously appointed — check out the sumptuous couches and fireplace at the $6 million model unit for the super-luxe 61-story condo tower known as One Dalton — making it easier for well-heeled potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the lap of luxury.

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The real view from One Dalton’s 42nd floor.
The real view from One Dalton’s 42nd floor.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
The kitchen mock-up at The Archer Residences, Beacon Hill, has a sample view on the windows to help prospective buyers imagine their living spaces.
The kitchen mock-up at The Archer Residences, Beacon Hill, has a sample view on the windows to help prospective buyers imagine their living spaces.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A model home setup at Pier 4 Seaport offers a harbor view, giving clients a sense of what it would be like to live on Boston Harbor.
A model home setup at Pier 4 Seaport offers a harbor view, giving clients a sense of what it would be like to live on Boston Harbor.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)