Posted September 06, 2018 05:10:48 Mountie Craig was born in Hamilton, Ontario, to a single mother and a young father who also worked as a firefighter.
But he was already a Hobbits fan when he was a child, so he had a fondness for the books, movies and games that he was introduced to as a child.
He was always a fan of the show, which was broadcast on CBC TV from the 1930s until 1994, with a new series on the air in 2018.
“When I was a kid, I loved Hobbits so much,” said Craig.
“My family loved it so much, and I loved the Hobbits, and then I was introduced into all the different shows and movies that they had.”
It was just one of those things that I grew up with.
So it just came naturally.
“The red house was a classic style of red brick and covered with wood trim, with wooden panels and a gabled roof.
It was a typical home with a fireplace and chimney, but with the red color, it was more like a modern house with a bit of an “out-of-place” look, said Craig, who also loved the “big, bold” colors of the time.”
But it was always so big that it was not a typical house,” he added.””
We did lots of things with windows, with windows that you couldn’t really see through because it was so big.”
But it was always so big that it was not a typical house,” he added.”
I think it was just a really good house.
So it was a house with lots of windows and a lot on the ground, with lots on the roof,” said Kepners. “
It was definitely the style that was dominant for a long time,” said Douglas Kepner, a Hamilton-based designer.
“So it was a house with lots of windows and a lot on the ground, with lots on the roof,” said Kepners.
“But it wasn’t a typical building.
It had its own charm and personality.”
The house was designed by architect Robert Clark, who had an extensive experience designing other iconic homes including the house of the future Queen Elizabeth II, the Victorian palace of Versailles, and other Victorian and Edwardian homes in Toronto.
The house had a very strong sense of character, and a sense of humour, said Kipners.
“People loved the red, and they loved the big, bold color of it, and so I think it had a big appeal,” he explained.
“The red brick houses, I think they just really had a charm to them, because they were very tall, they were pretty big, they had lots of light, they could have lots of fun, and it was very comfortable to live in.”
The Hobbits were a very popular show, but the show ended in 1993, after nearly 30 years of live-action television.
“The show was a success, but there was a lot more of it going on in the 1980s and 1990s,” said Stephen McLeod, the founder and president of the Hamilton Historical Society.
“And then, in the early 2000s, there was the Hobbit movie and then the television series.”
In 2005, the Hamilton-area Historical Society purchased the house, and has been working on the renovation project ever since.
“We are really excited to be able to start this project, which is something that is just going to be fantastic for the community, especially because it’s been in the neighbourhood for over 100 years,” said McLeod.
The red-brick style is also popular in Hamilton as a fashion statement.
The redbrick red house is the most popular style of the red-coloured houses, but some homes in the style have an accent to them.
“They tend to be very bright and colourful and they are not as popular as the red houses,” said McMillin.
“So they’re not as widely used as they used to be.”
But the red bricks and red-faced motif is also an icon of the city, said McMillin.
“[Red-bricked houses] were a great way of celebrating Hamilton, because it really represents a city that is so connected to Hamilton,” she said.
“If you were a fan in the 1930’s, they didn’t have that much to do with it.”