A dramatic, raised living room appears to float above the landscape at this modernist Oxfordshire property, designed by British architect David Tapp in 1969 as his rural family home.
The Tapp House was built in Henley-on-Thames using prefabricated timber modules, which the architect used in a number of his later projects. Its living room sits atop stilts to capture views of the Chilterns’ wooded hills its glazed end, with a garden patio beneath the elevated volume.
Tapp’s extensive use of glass across the four-bedroom Oxfordshire property means its living spaces are full of light. Many of his original 1960s features are also intact, from a spiral staircase made from slotted plywood to bathroom tiles. Pine ceilings and walls run throughout interiors as well as painted brickwork.
Tapp House – for sale via The Modern House for £1.1.95m – is walking distance from Henley town centre, famed for its gastro pubs, and the river Thames.