The Beautiful Old War Office Can Now Be Your Home
London’s historic Old War Office has been converted into a beautiful luxury hotel and residence, which can now be your new home! Read on to know more about The breathtaking property, including its history. But also an inside look at the renovated spaces of The OWO Residences you can turn into your own piece of heaven now.
If these walls could whisper, what stories they would tell!
It is one of Britain’s most important buildings: It is the place where Winston Churchill commanded the armed forces. Where spies and Secretaries of State walked secret tunnels and where German bombs landed during WWII. In fact, the OWO has over a millennium of history since its inauguration in 1906, designed by William Young.
Prior to becoming the Old War Office, it was home to King Henry VIII and many other monarchs as the Palace of Whitehall. The building has witnessed a lot of life-altering events due to its guests of great political and military importance. Its notability inspired movies like James Bond and the worldly renowned drama series The Crown. So if you are a history lover this will surely be a dream come true place to live!
Own a Piece of British History.
The New OWO Residences Are Now for Sale!
After five years of intensive renovations, the legendary building announced the launch of sales for its residences in June 2021. Under the Raffles umbrella, The OWO Residences will open in 2022 and range in price with two-bedroom homes starting at 5.8 million pounds.
The Interiors at The OWO Residences
Grand in both size and stature. These residences have ceilings with heights up to 4.4m and full-length windows to match its greatness. All of its outstanding structure reflects the classic Edwardian architecture, yet the interior has been renovated in order to have a more modern living style. The OWO Residences feature interiors created by design studio 1508 London. For the renovators, keeping the original details was mandatory, as well as its monumental heritage. Through the incorporation of paneling and mosaic flooring, the goal is to demonstrate the majestic British design.
A Home Curated for You and Your Lifestyle
No OWO residence looks the same to contribute to the uniqueness of its design and the luxury living experience. It is like getting a tailored dress or suit, each detail is created to fit you and your lifestyle. From duplex to penthouse residences, there’s a special home for everyone. Moreover, some even offer five bedrooms for full family living, like no other. With The OWO Residences, you get the best of both worlds: the modern design and the classic structure with various residential offerings. The clients experience living in one of the most renowned locations in London and still be at peace in their tailored homes.
The residents will also benefit from the world-renowned Raffles Hotel’s facilities at their doorstep, and yet maintain their privacy within their home. From Spa to Dining, all the hotel services are available to The OWO homeowners. Raffles Hotels & Resorts will also be operating 125 guest rooms and suites at The OWO.
It is all about personalized attention and a timeless ambiance at The new Old War Office Residences.
A Dream Neighborhood
The OWO faces Horse Guards and is very close to the stunning St. James’s Park. Residents, hotel guests, and visitors will be a short stroll from Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery, The Tate, and The Royal Academy, as well as the sought-after shopping streets of Regents Street, Bond Street, and Jermyn Street.
Words by Mariana Silva
Images courtesy of The OWO Residences / by Grain London