This is in Nelson circa mid 50's. Not that long after WW2 and dads return home not in good shape.
The house was (and still is) in Totara St and I lived there in my very young days. My parents built it from new but when dad ran out of work they moved to the country and sold this place.
Must have been gutting for them. But the interesting thing in this picture is the use of the front lawn.
Its a vege garden! That's dad on the front steps. They were very resourceful people.
The same house recently.
It was built from heart Rimu from the coast and not doubt will be there for another 50 years.