Were delighted to be offering this beautiful and innovative four-bedroom house in the heart of Henley On Thames.
THE TAPP HOUSE The Tap House was built in 1967 by David Tapp, a well-known Henley architect, for his family. The method of construction was an innovative timber-frame system that he developed and was used in other building projects in and around Henley.
One of David Tapp's first commissions was for George Harrison which led to him being involved in the restoration of Friar Park, whose large estate borders onto Hop Gardens. David Tapp lived in the house until 2001 when it was bought by the actor Rodney Bewes.
To live in this modern house is to have an appreciation for the simple and the everyday - from the movements of the sun to the changing of the seasons.
Having been involved in the visual world all my life I feel very fortunate to be the custodian of a space that encompasses my passion for design, art and architecture. By appreciating the Tapp House's place in architectural history and maintaining its original features, the building's integrity has not been compromised.
The relaxed interior, with a nod to mid-century eclectic art, the luxury of light and space, the feeling of tranquility and a sense of calm makes this a very special place, especially considering its proximity to the town.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Front door with double glazed window to front, opens into the Reception Hall with quarry tiled floor, part timber cladded walls, glazed patio door to the rear spiral staircase to first floor. Cloak Room with low level WC and part timber cladded walls also.
To the left of the Reception you will find the dining room with glazed doors to rear and full height glazed window to front and rear.
To the right of the Reception you will find the open plan kitchen/breakfast room with part exposed brickwork, timber cladded ceiling and sliding timber framed patio doors to rear garden. Kitchen compromises of cupboards and laminated worksurfaces, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit, integrated four ring electric hob, double oven to side, further cupboard with laminated work surfaces, shelving, integrated fridge, and sliding doors to Utility Room.
The utility room compromises of a stainless-steel single drainer sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine, glazed door to covered parking area and a door to pantry.
The first floor; approached by the spiral staircase compromises of landing area with timber clad ceiling, walk-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and immersion linen storage and cold water storage tank, double doors to Drawing Room, door to Master Bedroom and door to further landing area giving access to bedrooms two, three, four and the family bathroom.
Drawing room compromises of timber cladding to one wall and ceiling, fitted low level cupboards, hardwood bay window to side (south), hardwood double glazed full height and full width window to rear with panoramic views over Henley, across to Remenham and towards the Hambledon Valley.
Master Bedroom compromises of timber cladding to two walls, full height picture window to rear, dressing area with fitted cupboards to either side, leading to En Suite bathroom. En Suite Bathroom with white four-piece suite, panelled bath, basin with laminate surface to either side and cupboards below, tiled splashback, shaver point, fully tiled shower cubicles with folding door, low level WC, double glazed window and hardwood frame to front. Bedroom two with built in pine cupboards and drawers, hardwood double glazed window to the rear. Bedroom three with double wardrobe, fitted bench and hardwood double glazed widow to side. Bedroom four with pine cladding to two walls, fitted shelving, bench with drawers, double wardrobe, two dual aspect hardwood frame double glazed windows. Family bathroom, white three piece suite with panelled bath, basin with laminate top and cupboard below, low level WC with enclosed cistern, high level window with hardwood frame.
Externally to the front, the property compromises of brick drive with parking for several cars, a converted garage to studio, further store cupboard within adjacent building. The front garden is beautifully secluded with deep shrub borders, mature trees and established climbing plants together with a wide variety of spring bulbs. The front garden is enclosed by a red brick wall.
Externally to the rear, the garden is set in a pleasant secluded position with privacy and far reaching easterly views. Immediately to the rear of the property is an extensive patio area which continues under the first floor living room with sunken pond and garden lighting, path either side to the lawn. The garden also benefits from flower beds, shrub boarders and a vegetable garden with a mature hedge to the rear boundary.
LOCATION The property is located in a well established residential area just outside Henley Town centre.
Henley-On-Thames offers a range of local amenities including sporting facilities, restaurants, bars and a range of independently owned shops. Henley-On-Thames is a charming and famous riverside market town within 10 miles of Reading, 35 miles of Central London and 25 miles from Heathrow. The town benefits from the local train station servicing London within 55 minutes. The towns host the world famous Royal Regatta followed by the Henley Festival and Rewind Festival each summer. The River Thames runs through the heart of the town where you can enjoy boat hire, river walks and activities at Mill Meadows.
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