The site is located on Galveston Road in the Putney area. It is a mid terrace, late Victorian house situated on the west side of Galveston Road, flanked on the south side by West Hill Road, a main thoroughfare, and on the north by Oakhill Road, a street of a more local character.
Between 1885 and 1939 the adjacent lots were likely to have been sold separately as plots of land to different builders which explains the seven different types of terrace house on the west side of Galveston Road (please refer to image 4 for a diagram of these house types). There are eleven houses of the same type as 15 Galveston Road (type AB), though even amongst this type, there are variations that add to the differences in character between them. There are further types at the north and south ends of the west side of Galveston Road, which are of completely different typologies. In the post-war years higher density dwellings were built south of Galveston Road to tackle the demand for housing. The variation between houses in number, massing, height and width, adds to the character of the area and makes it hard to argue that there is uniformity between the terraced houses on the west side of Galveston Road.
The surrounding area is predominantly residential in character and the current proposal does not seek to change this. It is hoped that by extending the existing dwelling with a carefully considered loft extension, of an appropriate scale and with an architectural language which reflects its use, the residential character of the local area will be enhanced.