Titanic’s first-class lodgings are up for sale back in 2016 in Trafalgar Square, London.
The site of the former headquarters and ticket office of White Star Line where passengers booked their fateful voyages on the Titanic has been transformed into luxury dwellings.
We think even first-class passengers wouldn’t be afraid to call these cruise liner-themed apartments home.
With prices starting from £5.26 million and ending around the £25 million mark they’re squarely aimed at those with at least a first-class deposit!
Six bespoke two-and-three-bedroom apartments and one two-level penthouse will sit inside the building, originally built between 1903 and 1906.
Sizes range from 156 sqm to 506 sqm and feature all the chandeliers and circular porthole windows you’d expect from a nautical-themed build.
Known for its level of luxury and opulence as much as its sinking there are few cruise liners as famous as RMS Titanic.
When it hit an iceberg and sank in 1914 its passengers were some of the wealthiest people in the world.
A total of 1,517 people lost their lives in the catastrophe.
Oceanic House building
The beautiful Oceanic House building, the basement of which held the luggage of those that would board the ill-fated ship, was built in the neo-classical style by architect Henry Tanner Junior.
It was from his first-floor office inside the building that the White Star Line Chairman, Bruce Ismay, ordered the seating reduction in lifeboats on the Titanic and boasted to journalists that Titanic was “unsinkable”.
He even hinted at an early arrival of the ship in time for the morning papers on April 16.
Ismay survived the sinking after he managed to find space on one of the lifeboats.
Bruce Ismay was the Chairman of the White Star Line company at the time of the Titanic’s sinking.
He resigned as chairman upon returning to London with media labelling him “coward of the Titanic”.
The building changed hands a number of times over the next century before finally being leased by Misland Capital in late 2014.
The company initiated the re-development of Oceanic House into seven luxurious apartments and two retail spaces, completing a loving restoration of the facade in the process.
A small-scale copy of the infamous ship will feature in the lobby of the newly decorated foyer.
All pictures courtest Beachamp Estates.
Originally published as Titanic’s former headquarters transformed into luxury apartments by Erinna Giblin. Author at realestate.com.au.