Tuesday 24 May 2016 9:22 am

Now you can live in the apartment where D-Day was planned – if you have a cool £4.7m


I am City A.M.'s digital editor. Having previously worked at Property Week and Management Today, my areas of expertise are housing, entrepreneurs and leadership, as well as cars and the automotive industry. In 2015 I won the British Media Awards' Rising Star of the Year award.

I am City A.M.'s digital editor. Having previously worked at Property Week and Management Today, my areas of expertise are housing, entrepreneurs and leadership, as well as cars and the automotive industry. In 2015 I won the British Media Awards' Rising Star of the Year award.

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It's the ultimate piece of war memorabilia: an apartment in the building that served as a base for the Special Operations during the planning of D-Day has just gone up for sale.

The only catch? You'll need a cool £4.75m to live in it.

The five-bedroom duplex apartment is in Montagu Mansions, used as a headquarters for the American Office of Strategic Services/Special Operations throughout the Second World War.

The group – referred to as "Churchill's Private Army" – played a leading role in Operations Neptune and Overlord, the two military operations which led to the Normandy Landings. 

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Montagu Mansions was used as a base for Churchill's Private army (Source: Kay & Co)

The mansion block also features a commemorative plaque from the City of Westminster,.

The apartment includes an entrance hall with a marble inlaid flood, a formal drawing room – and a second sitting room. 

“Not only is this a grand Victorian Mansion flat, with three-metre high ceilings and a classical fit and finish that you simply do not find in new-build apartments; but it is steeped in British and American military history," enthused Paul Sulkin, director at Kay & Co, the estate agent marketing the apartment.

"The original features, including the magnificent marble flooring and private raised entrance direct from the road give a real sense of occasion every time you step through the front door.” Oooh-err.


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The hallway features an inlaid marble floor (Source: Kay & Co)

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