This spectacular penthouse could be yours. And Modernity has been part of furnishing it.

The newly renovated OWO building in London - which used to be the Old War Office on Whitehall in London - has been turned into a Raffles Hotel and luxury residences. This is where Churchill had his office during World War II.

The most amazing apartment, the Penthouse, is set over 7 700 square feet (715 square meters) and is without doubt the building’s crowning glory. This apartment has been designed entirely by the renowned London studio, Winch Design, and they have sourced designs from what they call “the best of the best” around the world. Winch Design has collaborated with Modernity, and many of our unique pieces are placed around the apartment together with contemporary design and art.

“We have worked with Modernity over the years. They have fantastic heritage pieces of the finest quality that work so well with contemporary design, and it is this mix between the different styles that makes the space so unique, ” says Selina McCabe, Head of Interiors at Winch Design.

‘It is the diverse mix of styles that makes a space and interior interesting, and this is why we love The OWO Penthouse” says Modernity’s UK director Sebastien Holt.

The Hinduja family purchased the Old War Office in 2014 and, following a £900 million renovation project that lasted six years, the OWO’s Raffles Hotel opened in July 2023. The hotel features some of Europe’s most spacious suites and the OWO also houses eighty-five private residences.

The penthouse is the only apartment of the eighty-five private residences at the OWO that has been designed entirely by Winch Design. The 7 700 square foot property includes five bedrooms, a private gym and a service area, with every detail having been meticulously crafted. The penthouse also boasts a 4 000 square foot deck outside which overlooks some of London’s most iconic landmarks – Nelson’s Column, 11 Downing Street and the London Eye, to name a few.

Selina McCabe said that the brief from the Hinduja family was incredibly simple. “They said it had to feel like nowhere else: a home that was carefully curated, well designed and full of beautiful craftsmanship.”