Post War Austere (1945-1960)
Rectangular or ‘L’ shaped
Red Bricks or fibro
Cement Roof Tiles
Standard timber or steel windows
Small hood above the door
The Austere style reflected the financial limitations, material shortages, and building restrictions which governed the size and the style of the housing in the years following World War II. Rising costs led to significant changes in housing styles. Much of the exterior decoration and chimneys disappeared.
1940s red brick home located in Albury, NSW